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Branch Davidians of Waco: The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect (Kenneth G C Newport) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2006) 9780199245741
Branch Davidians of Waco: The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect (Kenneth G C Newport) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2006) 9780199245741
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Title: The Branch Davidians of Waco: The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect

Author: Newport, Kenneth G C

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199245741

Volumes: 1; Pages: 500

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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 insanity, the calamitous fire at Waco in 1993 was the culmination of a long theological and historical tradition that goes back many decades. The Branch Davidians under David Koresh were an eschatologically confident community that had long expected that the American government, whom they identified as the Lamb-like Beast of the book of Revelation, would one day arrive to seek to destroy God's remnant people. The end result, the fire, must be seen in this context.Table of Contents1 'A mad man in Waco': David Koresh in popular perspective 2 'A sure word of prophecy': the Bible, prophecy belief, and the seventh-day adventist church 3 'Hear Ye the Rod': Victor T. Houteff, the Shepherd's Rod, and the Davidian seventh-day adventists 4 'Thy kingdom come': the theology of Victor Houteff and the Davidian seventh-day adventists 5 'But the end is not yet': Florence Houteff and the end of the world 6 'Behold the man whose name is "The Branch"': Ben Roden and the emergence of Branch Davidianism 7 'The Branch he': Ben Roden and the theology of Branch Davidianism 8 'The Branch she': Lois Roden, Shekinah, and the struggle for leadership 9 'A pale rider': Vernon Howell and the Branch Davidians, 1959-1985 10 'And death shall follow in his wake': Vernon Howell, David Koresh, and the Branch Davidians, 1986-1993 11 'The seventh angel': David Koresh and the mystery of God 12 'A lamb-like beast': the Branch Davidians and the ATF 13 'A call for the endurance of the saints': Mt. Carmel, 28 February-19 April 1993 14 'An ultimate act of faith'?: the cause of the Waco fire 15 'For behold the Lord will come with fire': theology and the Waco inferno 16 'Prophecies shall fail': post-1993 Branch Davidianism 17 Concluding observations App. A A personal view: Derek Lovelock App. B Davidian seventh-day adventists, 1961-2003 App. C Deaths at Waco App. D Waco survivors
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