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

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E. Mellen Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Religion - 198 pages
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Jehovah's Witnesses are possibly one of the most persecuted Christian organizations in the 20th century. How the Witnesses shape their response to persecution is invariably associated with the social reality they construct in their rhetorical practices. This is a descriptive analysis and interpretation of the social reality constructed by the discourse of the Jehovah Witnesses, utilizing a qualitative-interpretive approach for exploration into a social reality. The purpose is to determine how the textual and contextual reality of Jehovah's Witnesses influences their lives and courses of action, how discursive practices are fundamental to their understanding of themselves and others.

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Social Construction of Reality
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QualitativeInterpretive Perspective
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Qualitative Data
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