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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But he covers just about everything mames this fruity religion. This doesn’t prevent Penton from following leads and seeing where they end up, even invoking the principle of charity. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In this second edition, an afterword by the author brings us up to date on events since Apocalypse Delayed was first published in Views Read Edit View history.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. James Penton is a professor emeritus of history and religious studies at the University of Lethbridge.

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Please try again later. He began work on Apocalypse Delayed: Some of the issues he discusses are apicalypse to the general public, such as the sect’s opposition to military service and blood transfusions. The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Andrew rated it really liked it Sep 20, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Relations with the World Part Two: Prophetic Failure and Reaction 6. Bella Austin rated it really liked it Feb 15, He married Marilyn Mae Kling when they were both 19 circa Any criticism of Watch Tower beliefs or practices is arrived at purely rationally in terms of documented effects that practices have had or in terms of contradictory claims that arise.

On this, he has more than succeeded.

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

Oct 01, Jaron TheBookBaron rated it really liked it. Bon Son rated it it was amazing Aug 22, Apr 27, Rod rated it really liked it Shelves: Major Doctrines Part Three: His book is divided into three parts, each presenting the Witnesses’ story in a different context: The Confessions of a Converted Jehovah’s Witness.

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New World Translation List of publications Bibliography. He aptly gives insight into major doctrines, past and recent prophetic speculation, the authority structure of the Witness organization, and the harshness of the total ban upon those who attempt open discussion of any differing exegetical view.


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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 apocaypse 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?