Historical Dictionary of Jehovah's Witnesses (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series) by George D. Chryssides
English | July 17, 2008 | ISBN: 0810860740 | 196 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
Originating from a small group of Bible students led by Charles Taze Russell in the 1870s, the Watch Tower Society grew into an international society. After Russell's death in 1916, Franklin Rutherford was named his successor and gave the society a new name: "Jehovah's Witnesses." The Historical Dictionary of Jehovah's Witnesses shows how World War I & II influenced Watch Tower attitudes to civil government, armed conflict, and medical innovations like blood transfusion, as well as to mainstream churches and the development of Jehovah's Witnesses' door-to-door evangelism.