Rutherford's Coup

by RolRod 25 Replies latest watchtower scandals

  • RolRod

    A NEW book on the events of the 1917 schism titled RUTHERFORD'S COUP is officially out on AMAZON.

    Authored by Rud Persson


    Raised a Baptist, in 1906, Joseph Franklin Rutherford, a provincial Missouri attorney with a shrewd and scheming legal mind, became a baptized “Bible Student.” In 1907, Rutherford became the legal counselor for the group's legally chartered corporation, the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania. Ten years later, he became the corporation's president, serving as such for twenty-five years. From the beginning of his presidency to his death, Rutherford turned a small relatively unknown sect into a major religious empire which, in 1931, he named Jehovah's Witnesses. As a former staff researcher for the Watch Tower Corporation, I guarantee that no one is more knowledgeable about Joseph Rutherford’s presidency than Rud Persson.
    This unique, eye-opening book is the result of decades of meticulous research. With an engaging style, and drawing on evidence from countless documents, he details how Rutherford and his cronies accomplished an illegal coup d’etat. This book represents the first methodical attempt to examine Rutherford’s rise to executive power amidst forceful opposition to his harsh authoritarianism, and it deserves a place on your bookshelf.

  • joao

    Interesting, very interesting!

  • joao

    And pricey too!

  • RolRod

    Yeah it's pricey

  • Simon

    That can be typical for things that have a very narrow niche appeal.

  • Hellothere

    Was Rutherford the one that took decision to put Gods biblical name on this organization? He banned singing from meeting. Thought it was unbiblica 😁 The whole bible is about singing. Turn org into preaching cooperation instead of biblical one. He seem to be more for organizing then into biblical things. Maeby a scammer seeking attention. The world of a mess the org is today is probably cause many of his decisions.

  • TonusOH

    Yeah, Rutherford was something of a sanctimonious buffoon. With a chance to clear up the messes that Russell had made, he instead went nuts in his own unique way. The JW organization had one hell of a beginning.

  • vienne

    My text books cost a small fortune, even used. So, while I'd like to read this, I can't afford it now.

  • Foolednomore

    Watchtower 's second delusional drunk!

    Pass the Scotch!

  • WingCommander

    Sorry, but this was all detailed and cited in James Penton's very academic history of JW's entitled, "Apocalypse Delayed."

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