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Title Armageddon in Waco : critical perspectives on the Branch Davidian conflict / edited by Stuart A. Wright.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1995.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  299.93 Ar54    ---  Available
Description xxvi, 394 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction. Another view of the Mt. Carmel standoff / Stuart A. Wright -- Social and historical context. An age of wisdom, an age of foolishness. The Davidians, some forerunners, and our age / Robert S. Fogarty -- Davidians and Branch Davidians : 1929-1987 / William L. Pitts, Jr. -- The Davidian tradition. From patronal clan to prophetic movement / David G. Bromley and Edward D. Silver -- Sources and development of conflict. Construction and escalation of a cult threat. Dissecting moral panic and official reaction to the Branch Davidians / Stuart A. Wright.
Self-fulfilling stereotypes, the anticult movement, and the Waco confrontation / James R. Lewis -- "Babies were being beaten". Exploring child abuse allegations at Ranch Apocalypse / Christopher G. Ellison and John P. Bartkowski -- Media coverage and public opinion. Manufacturing consent about Koresh. A structural analysis of the role of media in the Waco tragedy / James T. Richardson -- Cops, news copy, and public opinion. Legitimacy and the social construction of evil in Waco / Anson Shupe and Jeffrey K. Hadden.
Apocalypticism, religious marginality, and violence. Public narratives and the apocalyptic sect. From Jonestown to Mt. Carmel / John R. Hall -- Sects and violence. Factors enhancing the volatility of marginal religious movements / Thomas Robbins and Dick Anthony -- Scholars, experts, and law enforcement. Religious discourse and failed negotiations. The dynamics of biblical apocalypticism at Waco / James D. Tabor -- Waco, federal law enforcement, and scholars of religion / Nancy T. Ammerman -- Legal and policy issues. Breaching the "wall of separation". The balance between religious freedom and social order / Rhys H. Williams.
The Waco tragedy. Constitutional concerns and policy perspectives / Edward McGlynn Gaffney, Jr. -- The implosion of Mt. Carmel and its aftermath. Is it all over yet? / Dean M. Kelley.
Subject Branch Davidians.
Waco Branch Davidian Disaster, Tex., 1993.
Psychology, Religious.
Cults -- Psychology.
Psychology and religion.
United States -- Religion -- 1960-
Added Author Wright, Stuart A.
ISBN 0226908445 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226908453 (paper : alk. paper)

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