Peters, Shawn Francis, 1966-
Judging Jehovah's Witnesses.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2000
Shawn Francis Peters
|ISBN:||0700610081 9780700610082 0700611827 9780700611829|
|描述：||x, 342 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|内容：||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.
|責任：||Shawn Francis Peters.|
"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 Peters has written the first complete account of the personalities, events, and institutions behind those cases, showing that they were more than vindication for unpopular beliefs - they were also a turning point in the nation's constitutional commitment to individual rights."--BOOK JACKET.