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Dissent on the margins : how Soviet Jehovah's Witnesses defied Communism and lived to preach about it

Author: Emily B Baran
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Emily B. Baran offers a gripping history of how a small, American-based religious community, the Jehovah's Witnesses, found its way into the Soviet Union after World War II, survived decades of brutal persecution, and emerged as one of the region's fastest growing religions after the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991. In telling the story of this often misunderstood faith, Baran explores the shifting boundaries of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily B Baran
ISBN: 9780199945535 0199945535
OCLC Number: 865452256
Description: xvi, 382 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Jehovah's Servants in Soviet Lands: A Prehistory 14 --
2 "I Will Be His Witness until Death" 31 --
3 Divide and Conquer 70 --
4 The Lives of Soviet Witnesses 109 --
5 Preaching Atheism 141 --
6 The Path to Legalization 173 --
7 The Post-Soviet Harvest 197 --
8 Freedom and Opposition 222.
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Emily B. Baran offers a gripping history of how a small, American-based religious community, the Jehovah's Witnesses, found its way into the Soviet Union after World War II, survived decades of  Read more...

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This impressive book makes an important contribution to a number of bodies of scholarship, including Soviet dissent, religious history in the ussr * Zoe Knox, Soviet and Post-Soviet Review * Dissent Read more...

 
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