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The Resource Dissent on the margins : how Soviet Jehovah's Witnesses defied Communism and lived to preach about it, Emily B. Baran

Dissent on the margins : how Soviet Jehovah's Witnesses defied Communism and lived to preach about it, Emily B. Baran

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Dissent on the margins : how Soviet Jehovah's Witnesses defied Communism and lived to preach about it
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Dissent on the margins
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how Soviet Jehovah's Witnesses defied Communism and lived to preach about it
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Emily B. Baran
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Language
eng
Summary
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 brutal persecution, and emerged as one of the region's fastest growing religions after the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991. In telling the story of this often misunderstood faith, Baran explores the shifting boundaries of religious dissent, non-conformity, and human rights in the Soviet Union and its successor states. Soviet Jehovah's Witnesses are a fascinating case study of dissent beyond urban, intellectual nonconformists. Witnesses, who were generally rural, poorly educated, and utterly marginalized from society, resisted state pressure to conform. They instead constructed alternative communities based on adherence to religious principles established by the Witnesses' international center in Brooklyn, New York. The Soviet state considered Witnesses to be the most reactionary of all underground religious movements, and used extraordinary measures to try to eliminate this threat. Yet Witnesses survived, while the Soviet system did not. After 1991, they faced continuing challenges to their right to practice their faith in post-Soviet states, as these states struggled to reconcile the proper limits on freedom of conscience with European norms and domestic concerns.--
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Baran, Emily B
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289.920947
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Christianity and atheism
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
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Dissent on the margins : how Soviet Jehovah's Witnesses defied Communism and lived to preach about it, Emily B. Baran
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https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:388315/one
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-367) and index
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Contents
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
Control code
FIEb17535839
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 382 pages
Isbn
9780199945535
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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(OCoLC)865452256
Label
Dissent on the margins : how Soviet Jehovah's Witnesses defied Communism and lived to preach about it, Emily B. Baran
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:388315/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
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
Control code
FIEb17535839
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 382 pages
Isbn
9780199945535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)865452256

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