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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 : Oxford University Press, [2014] ©2014
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Baran offers a compelling 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 fierce persecution, and emerged as one of the region's fastest growing religions after the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991. Through the story of this marginal, often misunderstood faith, this book explores the shifting boundaries of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Church history
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emily B Baran
ISBN: 9780199945542 0199945543
OCLC Number: 922925680
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: List of Abbreviations ; Map ; Introduction ; Chapter One: Jehovah's Servants in Soviet Lands: A Prehistory ; Chapter Two: "I Will Be His Witness Until Death" ; Chapter Three: Divide and Conquer ; Chapter Four: The Lives of Soviet Witnesses ; Chapter Five: Preaching Atheism ; Chapter Six: The Path to Legalization ; Chapter Seven: The Post-Soviet Harvest ; Chapter Eight: Freedom and Opposition ; Conclusion ; Notes ; References ; Index
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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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