Jehovah's Witnesses Timeline

A Chronology of the Jehovah's Witness religion

The Jehovah's Witnesses religion was established in 1879 by Charles Taze Russell in the state of Pennsylvania in the United States. The Jehovah's Witnesses are known for going door to door in neighborhoods around the world, handing out literature such as "Awake" magazine and "The Watchtower" publication. There are approximately 6 million followers of this faith around the world at the beginning of the 21st century.

One motivating factor in Jehovah's Witnesses urgent evangelistic efforts, is a strong conviction about the nearness of the end of the world. (See Jehovah's Witnesses beliefs)

Below you will find a timeline to major events in this religion and links to more in-depth articles at the bottom of the page.

A timeline of the Jehovah's Witnesses faith

  1. "Jehovah's Witness," Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of World Religions (1999).
  2. "History of the Jehovah's Witnesses," Catholic Answers.
  3. Julia Neubauer, "Jehovah's Witnesses," Religious Movements Homepage, University of Virginia (2001).
  4. B.J. Kotwell, "WTS Falsifies Its History," Watchtower Information Services.