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The Branch Davidians of Waco : the history and beliefs of an apocalyptic sect

Author: Kenneth G C Newport
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: OUP E-Books.
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The first full, scholarly account of the history and beliefs of the Branch Davidians, the community that hit the world's headlines in 1993 when their buildings in Waco, Texas, burnt to the ground with great loss of life. - ;What were the beliefs of the Branch Davidians? This is the first full scholarly account of their history. Kenneth G.C. Newport argues that, far from being an act of unfathomable religious  Read more...
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Newport, Kenneth G.C.
Branch Davidians of Waco.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005033133
(OCoLC)62330742
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth G C Newport
ISBN: 9780191514319 0191514314 0199245746 9780199245741 1280904712 9781280904714 9786610904716 6610904715
OCLC Number: 171163200
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 379 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A mad man in Waco : David Koresh in popular perspective --
A sure word of prophecy : the Bible, prophecy belief, and the Seventh-day Adventist church --
Hear ye the rod : Victor T. Houteff, the shepherd's rod, and the Davidian Seventh-day Adventists --
Thy kingdom come : the theology of Victor Houteff and the Davidian Seventh-day Adventists --
But the end is not yet : Florence Houteff and the end of the world --
Behold the man whose name is "the branch" : Ben Roden and the emergence of Branch Davidianism --
The branch he : Ben Roden and the theology of Branch Davidianism--
The branch she : Lois Roden, Shekinah, and the struggle for leadership--
A pale rider : Vernon Howell and the Branch Davidians, 1959-1985 --
And death shall follow in his wake : Vernon Howell, David Koresh, and the Branch Davidians, 1986-1993 --
The seventh angel : David Koresh and the mystery of God --
A lamb-like beast : the Branch Davidians and the ATF --
A call for the endurance of the saints : Mt. Carmel, 28 February --
19 April 1993 --
An ultimate act of faith? : the cause of the Waco fire --
For behold the Lord will come with fire : theology and the Waco inferno --
Prophecies shall fail : post-1993 Branch Davidianism --
Concluding observations.
Series Title: OUP E-Books.
Responsibility: Kenneth G.C. Newport.

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