Artemyev A. Jehovah's Witnesses in Kazakhstan: Socio-Historical and Religious Analysis


This monographic work of the Kazakh religious scholar, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor Artur Artemyev is devoted to the scientific study of the history, theology, cult practice and lifestyle of Jehovah's Witnesses on the example of their activities in Kazakhstan.

Prior to this, the author published two editions of the monograph "Jehovah's Witnesses of Kazakhstan and Central Asia: Historical and Religious Analysis" (the first was published in 2002, the second in 2010), but since then there have been great changes in the life of this religious phenomenon. Therefore, the author considered it necessary to prepare a new version, limiting it to the framework of Kazakhstani realities.

The work is addressed primarily to teachers of the course "Religious Studies", undergraduates, students and school teachers, as well as civil servants involved in the implementation of the policies of their countries in relation to neo-Protestant denominations and denominations, new religious formations.

But the popular presentation of the material allows us to offer the book to a wide range of readers interested in modern religions.


  • To the readers, or Instead of a preface
  • Chapter 1. History of the World Religious Organization of Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Chapter 2. Jehovah's Witnesses in Kazakhstan. Historical digression
  • Chapter 3. What Jehovah's Witnesses Believe, or the Basics of Doctrine
  • Chapter 4. The structure and structure of the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Chapter 5. The system of theocratic education. Attitudes towards secular education
  • Chapter 6. Features of the Religious Consciousness and Lifestyle of Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Chapter 7. From tolerance to persecution, from religious tolerance to anti-cultism. And also to the question of terminological correctness
  • Conclusion
  • About the author