Jehovah's Witnesses: Portrait of a Contemporary Religious Movement

Jehovah's Witnesses: Portrait of a Contemporary Religious Movement

By: Andrew Holden (author)Paperback

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This is the first major study of the enigmatic religious society. By examining the Jehovah's Witnesses' dramatic recent expansion, Andrew Holden reveals the dependency of their quasi-totalitarian movement on the physical and cultural resources have brought about the privatization of religion, the erosion of community, and the separation of 'fact' from faith.

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About Author

Andrew Holden (PH.D) has taught sociology at various levels of further and higher education. He has been conducting fieldwork on millenarian belief systems for over a decade.


1. The End is Nigh 2. The Jehovah's Witnesses in the Modern World 3. Finding a Home 4. Rational Means to Rational Ends 5. Returning to Eden 6. Inside, Outside 7. Honour thy Father and they Mother 8. The Fear of Freedom 9. Conclusion

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/01/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780415266109
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780415266109
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0415266106

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