Religions Tree: The Evolution of the World's Religions from Beginning to Present

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Jehovah's Witnesses

Part of Christianity. Introduced 1872 CE.

Founded by Charles Russell, a Pastor who was introduced to Adventist ideas by William Miller, the founder of the Adventist movement. Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Christ returned as an invisible presence in 1874, and that soon God's kingdom will be created on Earth. They do not believe in Hell, believing that those not destined for heaven will cease to exist after death.

References

'Jehovah's Witness', in Encyclopedia Britannica, <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/302393/Jehovahs-Witness> [accessed 19 August 2010]