The Branch Davidians of Waco
The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect
By (author) Kenneth G. C. Newport
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Branch Davidians of Waco by Kenneth G. C. Newport
Book DescriptionWhat 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199245741
(241mm x 162mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 13-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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End All Around Us, Hardback (May 2009)
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Apocalypse and Millennium, Paperback (July 2008)
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Manuscript Journal of the Reverend Charles Wesley MA, Paperback (July 2007)» View all books by Kenneth G. C. Newport
Charles Wesley shared in the founding of Methodism, a religious movement that has had far-reaching social and religious influence worldwide. This book is a critical edition of Charles Wesley's manuscript journal. It includes transcribed shorthand passages, words that Charles underlined, and words that Charles struck out.
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Author Biography - Kenneth G. C. Newport
Kenneth G. C. Newport is Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Christian Thought, Liverpool Hope University.
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