Jehovah's Witnesses: Portrait of a Contemporary Religious Movement

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Index

a
Aberle, D. 176
abortion 98 , 167 , 173
absolutism 3 , 22
adultery see sexual prohibitions
agnosticism 6
alcohol 26 , 139 , 169
ambiguity 38-9 , 170 , 173
ambivalence 150-8
Anderson, B. 180
annual celebrations 25-6 , 136 , 137 , 166
anomie 48 , 55
anthropology 4 , 13
anti-foundationalism 37 , 38
anti-mysticism 15 , 58-9 , 63-4
apostasy 25 , 155 , 163
Armageddon 7 , 10 , 24 , 25 , 44 , 45 , 86 , 98 , 100 , 151-4 , 156 , 165 , 176
see also eschatology;
eternal life
asceticism 9 , 26
see also purity
astrology 10
atomisation 36 , 173
authoritarianism 66-7 , 127-8 , 173
autobiographies (of former members) 33 , 160-2
Awake!21 , 67
see also Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society-literature;
tracts

b
Bailey, J. 98
Barker, E. 6 , 116 , 177-8 , 179 , 181
Barnes, P. 151 , 153-4 , 156 , 160-1
Bauman, Z. 34 , 172
Beck, U. 12 , 13 , 14 , 70-1 , 98
Beckford, J. 2 , 21-2 , 30 , 42-4 , 45 , 51 , 60 , 140 , 176 , 177 , 178 , 179 , 180 , 182
Bell, D. 177
Bellah, R.N. 105
Berger, P.L. 38-9 , 69 , 97-8 , 102 , 105 , 168 , 174
Berger, P.L., Berger, B. and Kellner, P. 49-50
Bergman, J.R. 90
Berlin, I. 65
biblical
interpretation 159
literalism 23-4 , 38 , 40 , 55 , 83
prophecy 19-20 , 24 , 55 , 76 , 82-6 , 150-4 , 165
birthdays 25
see also annual celebrations
blood 8 , 28 , 91 , 119,159 , 166 , 167
Bocock, R. 93
Book of Revelation 9 , 25 , 152
Book Study 66 , 68 , 185
Botting, H. and Botting, G. 33 , 154-5 , 182
boundaries:
protection of 41 , 77-81 ;
strengthening of 78-81 , 89 , 91 , 96 , 168 ;
transgression of 106-12 , 158-70
Bowman, R.M. 158
Bradley, H. 182
brainwashing 7
Brierley, P. and Longley, D. 178
brother 5 , 96
Brown, P. 177
Bruce, S. 10-11 , 37 , 40 , 61-2 , 177 , 180

c
Calvin, John 72 , 176
capitalism 35
Carter, P. 9
Casanova, J. 181
certainty 38-41 , 50 , 168 , 172 , 174
charisma 9
children see young Witnesses

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgements xii
  • 1 - The End is Nigh 1
  • 2 - The Jehovah's Witnesses in the Modern World 17
  • 3 - Finding a Home 42
  • 4 - Rational Means to Rational Ends 58
  • 5 - Returning to Eden 82
  • 6 - Inside, Outside 103
  • 7 - Honour Thy Father and Thy Mother 125
  • 8 - The Fear of Freedom 150
  • 9 - Conclusion 171
  • Notes 176
  • Glossary 185
  • Bibliography 189
  • Index 202
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