Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Third Edition. M. JAMES PENTON. Copyright Date: Published by: University of Toronto Press. Apocalypse Delayed has 6 ratings and 1 review. Jaron said: A go-to Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Third Edition M. James Penton. Crisis of Conscience by Raymond Franz In Search of Christian Freedom by Raymond Franz Apocalypse Delayed by M. James Penton The God Delusion by .

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This doesn’t prevent Penton from following leads and seeing where they end up, even invoking the principle of charity. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Ted rated it really liked it Sep 18, James Penton Snippet view – Showing of 7 reviews. From them he has created a penetrating study of a spreading world phenomenon. Penton is a fine writer, but to be clear, this is no rollicking narrative tale, and has very little literary flourish.

Craig marked it as to-read Aug 28, SinceJehovah’s Witnesses have believed that they are living in the last days of the present world.

Kingdom Hall Gilead School. They distribute a billion pieces of literature annually, and continue to anticipate the end of the peton. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Emmie marked it as to-read Dec 27, The first prophecy was not fulfilled, but the outbreak of the First World War lent some credibility to the second.

Penton has done the world a service in providing a book whose legacy will surely last for ages among scholars of this fascinating religious movement.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Andrew rated it really liked it Sep 20, He received his Bachelor of Arts B. Probably the only shortcoming in the book, which will probably be addressed in the next edition the book first came out in and Penton has updated it twice since thenis the unfortunate fact that Penton claims the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society has stuck to the old-fashioned medium of print and eschewed movies or video production, to say nothing of social media or Internet; it’s really been only in the last few years, since the 3rd edition was published, that this has changed radically, with the Watch Tower society producing a glut of videos and even cartoons for kids available at their online TV website how does mom respond when her child comes home from kindergarten asking about families with two moms?


The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses. See Preface for English edition pg. Penton resigned as an elder in Decemberbut a day later withdrew the resignation. But overall, these are small quibbles with a book that is, as I said, a truly fantastic work of reference.

Fuller The Journal of Religion ‘Penton, a fourth generation Witness with an impeccable academic background, sets forth a detailed and damning outline of the movement and, in particular, those who run the world wide organization.

Jim Penton makes for a comprehensive book on JW history. David rated it really liked it Jan 02, He may become like Miriam and stricken with leprosy and he might lose his life. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Indeed, Penton cultivates a voice that is all too rare in religious studies. Westminster John Knox Press.

Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Published February 20th by University of Toronto Press. The first prophecy was not fulfilled, but the outbreak of the First Worl. The Creation of a Theocracy 4. Each section refers to the others and the mames is a rich and sturdy tapestry with all of the blemishes and brilliance of the movement on display.

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Kalin marked it as to-read Oct 14, Russell to about Apoccalypse American Historical Review ‘This is not a vindictive slamming of the Witness organization by a raving ex-member, but a carefully written, well-documented critical analysis by a scholar with the special insight that only a former insider could give. Barbour John Nelson Darby. Sean McInnis rated it jamss liked it Oct 25, Schadenfreunde marked it as to-read Jan 19, He subsequently appeared on a national current affairs television program in Canada defending the religion’s doctrines and denying its leaders were guilty of false prophecy.

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There’s not much more to say beyond if you are remotely interested in the Jehovah’s Witnesses, deelayed book will answer any and all questions you could possibly have. Ward rated it really liked it Nov 27, Some of the issues he discusses are known to the general public, such as the sect’s opposition to military service and blood transfusions. William Miller Henry Grew.

Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses by M. James Penton

Ever since that time, Jehovah’s Witnesses have been predicting that the world would end “shortly. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Book ratings by Goodreads.

I was always curious to know the nitty gritty true history vs the glossed over version presented by the Society’s publications and videos.

My only criticisms are relatively minor: From Dynamic Growth to Organizational Stagnation 7. This doesn’t lead to a condemnation, rather the purpose is to engage the reader in an examination that is all the richer precisely because it doesn’t leave common sense at the doorstep. Penton offers here one of the most comprehensive, thought-provoking, and fairest overviews of the Witnesses from C. Prophetic Failure and Reaction 6.