By M. James Penton
Since 1876, Jehovah’s Witnesses have believed that they're residing within the final days of the current global. Charles T. Russell, their founder, suggested his fans that contributors of Christ’s church will be raptured in 1878, and by way of 1914 Christ might wreck the countries and identify his nation in the world. the 1st prophecy was once now not fulfilled, however the outbreak of the 1st international battle lent a few credibility to the second one. Ever due to the fact that point, Jehovah’s Witnesses were predicting that the area might finish “shortly.” Their numbers have grown to many thousands in over 2 hundred international locations. They distribute one billion items of literature every year, and proceed to expect the top of the world.
For nearly thirty years, M. James Penton’s Apocalypse Delayed has been the definitive scholarly learn of this non secular move. As a former member of the sect, Penton bargains a accomplished evaluate of the Jehovah's Witnesses. His booklet is split into 3 components, every one providing the Witnesses’ tale in a unique context: ancient, doctrinal, and sociological. many of the concerns he discusses are recognized to most people, reminiscent of the sect’s competition to army carrier and blood transfusions. Others contain inner controversies, together with political keep an eye on of the association and the dealing with of dissent in the ranks.
Thoroughly revised, the 3rd version of Penton’s vintage textual content comprises huge new info at the resources of Russell’s theology and at the church’s early leaders, in addition to assurance of significant advancements in the sect because the moment version used to be released fifteen years ago.
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