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The Branch Davidians of Waco: The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect

Kenneth G. C. Newport


What were the beliefs of the Branch Davidians? This book provides an account of their history. The book 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 fi ... More

Keywords: Branch Davidians, Waco, David Koresh, American government, Lamb-like Beast, Book of Revelation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199245741
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245741.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth G. C. Newport, author
Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Christian Thought, Liverpool Hope University
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