Acta Comparanda - SUBSIDIA III
The Jehovah’s Witnesses in scholarly perspective : What is new in the scientific study of the movement ?
Conference in April 21-22, 2016, Anvers (Belgium)

- Modifié le 11 février 2017

International Conference

Jehovah’s Witnesses in scholarly perpective :

Evolution of the group, evolution of the research about it

International congress organised by The European Observatory of Religion and Secularism

In partnership with CLIMAS, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, CESNUR (Turin) and the Faculty of Comparative Studies of Religion and Humanism (FVG)

April 21-22 2016, Anvers, Belgium


Introducing and Opening - Chris Vonck

Welcome - Henri Rosenberg

The Introduction programme - Régis Dericquebourg

- Keynote speaker : George D. Chryssides (York, St John University, UK)
The Truth is out there –And How Jehovah’s Witnesses Find it

Session 1 : Theology and practices of Jehovah’s Witnesses

- Miquel Angel Plazza Navas (CSIC, Spanish National Research Council, Barcelona)
Music and Jehovah’s Witnesses : an historical approach to their hymnal and music practices (Abstract)

- Rolf J. Furuli (University of Oslo)
The Mental Health of Jehovah’s witnesses (Summary)

- Donald Raymond Jacobs (Independent Researcher)
Unofficial Jehovah’s Witness Apologetics : The Rise and Fall of a Precarious Community

- Philippe Barbey (Paris 5 Descartes-Sorbonne)
Jehovah’s Witnesses : Between Tradition and Modernity (Summary)

Session 2 : World perspective on the Jehovah’s Witnesses

- Willy Fautré (Human Right without Frontiers Int.)
A History of The Jehovah’s Witnesses in Belgium

- Massimo Introvigne (Pontifical Salesian University, Turin, director of CESNUR)
Jehovah’s Witnesses in Italy : A Story of Success and Controversies (Abstract)

- Gerhard Besier (Dir. Sigmund Neumann Inst. – Berlin,Dresden – prof. Stanford University)
Jehovah’s Witnesses in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) - 1949-1989 (Text on Academia.edu)

- Ringo Ringvee (Institute of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church)
From Controversial Bible Students to respected Bible Translators ? Some reflections on the reception of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Baltic States

- Tim Richter (University of South Africa)
International Bible Students and Jehovah‘s Witnesses in the Australian Press (1896-1941)

- Laurie Larvent (Faculté libre de Lille)
Opposition to the Jehovah’s Witnesses : the Laymen’s home Missionary Movement

- Mouna Alghosayn Zaiter (Unversité Bordeaux Montaigne)
The Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lebanon Today

- Bernard Blandre (Président-fondateur AEIRM, Sarreguemines)
Russell, les adventistes et les premiers étudiants de la Bible

- Régis Dericquebourg (FVG & GSRL-CNRS Paris)
The Rise of prophetism in an industrial society. Market rationality and the economy of charisma. A propos de Charles Taze Russell

Source(s) :

Faculty for Comparative Study of Religion and Humanism

Acta Comparanda - Subsidia III

FVG Antwerp, Belgium, 248 p., 2016

ISSN : 0779 9853