Dissent on the Margins Paperback

How Soviet Jehovah's Witnesses Defied Communism and Lived to Preach About it

by Emily B. Baran;

0Out of stock


Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £27.13 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

Dissent on the Margins

Full Product Description

Emily B. Baran offers a gripping 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 brutal persecution, and emerged as one of the region's fastest growing religions after the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991. In telling the story of this often misunderstood faith, Baran explores the shifting boundaries of religious dissent, non-conformity, and human rights in the Soviet Union and its successor states. Soviet Jehovah's Witnesses are a fascinating case study of dissent beyond urban, intellectual nonconformists. Witnesses, who were generally rural, poorly educated, and utterly marginalized from society, resisted state pressure to conform. They instead constructed alternative communities based on adherence to religious principles established by the Witnesses' international center in Brooklyn, New York. The Soviet state considered Witnesses to be the most reactionary of all underground religious movements, and used extraordinary measures to try to eliminate this threat. Yet Witnesses survived, while the Soviet system did not.
After 1991, they faced continuing challenges to their right to practice their faith in post-Soviet states, as these states struggled to reconcile the proper limits on freedom of conscience with European norms and domestic concerns. Dissent on the Margins provides a new and important perspective on one of America's most understudied religious movements.

Dissent on the Margins by Emily B. Baran was published by Oxford University Press Inc in April 2016. The ISBN for Dissent on the Margins is 9780190495497.

Reviews of Dissent on the Margins

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about Dissent on the Margins.


Details for Dissent on the Margins

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherOxford University Press Inc (April 2016)
Number of Pages402
Thickness28 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4373674
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer