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Dissent on the Margins: How Soviet Jehovah's Witnesses Defied Communism and Lived to Preach About it

ISBN : 9780190495497

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¥5,584
著者: 
Emily B. Baran
ページ
402 ページ
フォーマット
Paperback
サイズ
156 x 234 mm
刊行日
2016年04月
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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 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. Dissent on the Margins provides a new and important perspective on one of America's most understudied religious movements.

目次: 

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

著者について: 

Emily B. Baran is Assistant Professor of History at Middle Tennessee State University. She specializes in the intersection of religion, modern state politics, and human rights in the postwar Soviet Union and its successor states. She received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011.

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