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Prophets of the apocalypse : David Koresh and other American messiahs

Author: Kenneth R Samples
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Books, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Prophets of the Apocalypse looks at various groups and leaders and tells why they are dangerous. It reminds and warns readers that it is all too easy to succumb to the influences of the new messiahs as they overemphasize subjective religious experience, spiritualize issues to justify their actions, make confusing and inflated promises of fellowship, manipulate through emotion rather than substance, and encourage  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Millennium Collection
Named Person: David Koresh; David Koresh
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth R Samples
ISBN: 0801083672 9780801083679
OCLC Number: 29889399
Description: 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. In the beginning --
2. The seventh angel --
3. Prepare to meet thy God --
4. Faithful to the end --
5. The final option --
6. Prophet of the end --
7. Torchbearers to Armageddon --
8. The land to end it all --
9. Going against the grain --
10. A cult recipe?
Responsibility: Kenneth R. Samples [and others].

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Prophets of the Apocalypse looks at various groups and leaders and tells why they are dangerous. It reminds and warns readers that it is all too easy to succumb to the influences of the new messiahs as they overemphasize subjective religious experience, spiritualize issues to justify their actions, make confusing and inflated promises of fellowship, manipulate through emotion rather than substance, and encourage others to "just believe" rather than think critically.

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