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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Hookway, N, Jehovah's Witnesses, Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, Wiley-Blackwell, G Ritzer and C Rojek (ed), United Kingdom (In Press) [Research Book Chapter]

Abstract

The Jehovah’s Witnesses are a highly visible and distinct "world-rejecting" fundamentalist Christian group. Despite experiencing growth throughout the twentieth century, membership appears to be declining as the movement struggles with low retention rates, reputational damage, the proliferation of the Internet, and capitalizing on its own "end time" beliefs in an era of global risk and uncertainty.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Christianity, fundamentalism, globalisation, morality, new religions, religion, risk
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology of religion
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Religion
Objective Field:Religion and society
UTAS Author:Hookway, N (Dr Nicholas Hookway)
ID Code:150330
Year Published:In Press
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2022-06-08
Last Modified:2022-07-26
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