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This volume contains almost 10,000 references on the Watchtower movement and the dozen or so major schisms that have occurred since its founding in 1879. An introductory chapter reviews the history, major events, and doctrinal changes of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Books, book chapters, booklets, dissertations, journal articles, and book sections that examine the Watchtower movement are referenced in English and other languages such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Turkish. Selectively annotated, the entries are grouped in five major sections for easy reference. Scholars and researchers will appreciate the comprehensive list the author has provided of all literature published by the Watchtower movement throughout its history. [...] Jerry Bergman is Professor in General Studies at Northwest State College. He has been researching and writing about the Jehovah's Witness movement for nearly four decades.
"Pilgrimage Through the Watchtower" is my personal story. It explains why I became involved with Jehovah's Witnesses, what life was like for me during my 7-year involvement with them, and why I left the organization in 1984.
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