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Title: A sociological analysis of the origin and development of the Jehovah's Witnesses and their schismatic groups
Author: Rogerson, Alan
ISNI:       0000 0001 3533 7752
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 1972
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Since 1942 the Witnesses, under the third Watch Tower Society president Nathan H. Knorr, have engaged in a widespread training campaign whose purpose has been the socialisation of new converts and their training to maintain the high rate of recruitment to the sect. The Bible student community, on the other hand, has not increased in number and has no wish to. The thesis concludes with a brief discussion of the problems of charisma, schism and typological categories in relation to the sects discussed earlier in the thesis. Tentative conclusions are reached as to the likely future development of the groups that stem from C.T.Russell, including Jehovah's Witnesses.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Jehovah's Witnesses