Friday, December 26, 2014


We've acquired the bound volume of Spirit of the Word. Our thanks to those who contributed to the effort. We used the small amount of excess to order some photocopies.

After we spent that, we were offered two more years of Spirit of the Word. Bruce bought them today, but spent money he could ill afford to spend. But we wouldn't have had access to them otherwise. So we have purchased (though not received yet) 1889, 1890, and 1891. When we receive these, we will be distracted for a while as we read them.

Thanks again for your help. We still need issues from 1886 to 1888. Keep on the watch.


roberto said...

Now I ask you: What was the Watch Tower movement? I hope you answer to this question at the end of the series.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

We use the term "watch tower movement" to describe those loosly associated with Zion's Watch Tower. Degrees of affiliation differed, and some readers maintined fellowship with Paton, Barbour, Russell, picking and choosing between the differing but similar belief systems.

They had no fixed name. In volume two we describe the struggle for a name. Because they had no fixed name in this period, we call it by the generalized name Watch Tower Movement.

jerome said...

I am assuming that the other two volumes came from the same source who was selling Volume 5. It just goes to show that after years of only ever finding various reprints of Volume 1 (including free downloads from Lulu) there are still things out there to surface - even after all these years. It gives one a little more hope about other Paton and Barbour material, although their names are better known than Adams.