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

Emily B. Baran

Abstract

Dissent on the Margins offers a compelling 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 fierce persecution, and emerged as one of the region’s fastest growing religions after the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991. Through the story of this marginal, often misunderstood faith, this book explores the shifting boundaries of religious dissent, non-conformity, and human rights in the Soviet Union and the successor states of Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova. Soviet Jehovah’s Witnesses offer ... More

Keywords: Jehovah’s Witnesses, Soviet Union, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, dissent, human rights, freedom of conscience, religion, resistance, atheism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199945535
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945535.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emily B. Baran, author
Middle Tennessee State University