A Qualitative Analysis of the Jehovah's Witnesses: The Rhetoric, Reality and Religion in the Watchtower Society

A Qualitative Analysis of the Jehovah's Witnesses: The Rhetoric, Reality and Religion in the Watchtower Society

by Daniel Cronn-Mills
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773479432
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
Studies in American Religion
Pages:
224

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
IThe Problematic
1Introduction1
2Social Construction of Reality9
3Qualitative-Interpretive Perspective17
4Qualitative Data27
IIHistory, Religion, and Literature
5The Witness' Perspective35
6Review of Literature49
Witness/Ex-Witness and Historical/Doctrinal Literature49
Social Issues Involving Jehovah's Witnesses51
Research on Religion and Language54
Religious-Communication Genres58
Research on Jehovah's Witnesses67
IIIDescription of the Reality of Jehovah's Witnesses
7Description of Satan's World75
8Description of Witness World83
9Description of Jehovah's World95
IVAnalysis of the Reality of Jehovah's Witnesses
10Visual Theme Analysis101
11Family Theme Analysis111
12Foundation Theme Analysis121
VInterpretation of Jehovah's Witness' Reality
13The Splitting Process135
14The Bridging Process143
15Interpretation of Jehovah's Witness' Social Reality149
16Crux of Construction of Reality163
Bibliography169
Index191

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