AfterWars Lecture Series: "Knocking on the USSR's Door"
Jehovah's Witnesses are best known for their door-to-door evangelism. In the Soviet Union, the Witnesses' apocalyptic beliefs and rejection of secular society further propelled them into conflict with the Soviet state. Yet despite fierce persecution, Soviet Witnesses found ways to test the boundaries of state control. In fact, the Witnesses, a rural, religious community, ran one of the largest and most complex underground organizations in the postwar Soviet Union. This talk will shed light on this often misunderstood religious community and what it has to tell us about religious dissent during the Cold War era.
Free and open to the public.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Dunford Hall, 2229
915 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996