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Judging Jehovah's Witnesses : religious persecution and the dawn of the rights revolution

Autor: Shawn Francis Peters
Editora: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2000.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Publicação de governo estadual ou província : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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"One of the worst outbreaks of religious persecution in U.S. history occured during World War II when Jehovah's Witnesses were intimidated, beaten, and even imprisoned for refusing to salute the flag or serve in the armed forces." "Determined to claim their First Amendment rights, Jehovah's Witnesses waged a tenacious legal campaign that led to twenty-three Supreme Court rulings between 1938 and 1946. Now Shawn  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: History
Formato Físico Adicional: Online version:
Peters, Shawn Francis, 1966-
Judging Jehovah's Witnesses.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2000
(OCoLC)654035287
Tipo de Material: Publicação do governo, Publicação de governo estadual ou província
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Shawn Francis Peters
ISBN: 0700610081 9780700610082 0700611827 9780700611829
Número OCLC: 42475751
Descrição: x, 342 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Conteúdos: Introduction: A Turning Point for Religious Liberty --
Jehovah is My God and the Bible Is My Creed --
Felix's Fall-of-France Opinion --
They're Traitors--the Supreme Court Says So --
A Shocking Episode of Intolerance in American Life --
Religious Persecutions Under the Guise of Law --
Starvation into Patriotism --
Boundless Courage and Unending Perseverance --
Fighting Words --
Blot Removed --
A Question of Personal Liberty --
We Will Obey God First, Last, and All the Time.
Responsabilidade: Shawn Francis Peters.

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While millions of Americans fought the Nazis, liberty was under attack at home with the persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses who were intimidated and even imprisoned for refusing to salute the flag or  Ler mais...

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"Peters successfully uses the Witnesses' simple but eloquent voices to tell a remarkable story that lays bare the extremes of cowardice and courage so often found in nations engrossed by war." - Ler mais...

 
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