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Nova Religio. 2019; 223108–120 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.108
Published: 01 February 2019
...Stuart A. Wright © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Media Review Waco after Twenty-five Years Media Reconstructions of the Federal Siege of the Branch Davidians Stuart A. Wright Secrets of Waco. CBS 48 Hours, Season 31, Episode 35. Written by Nancy Kramer. Directed...
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Nova Religio. 2009; 13225–60 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2009.13.2.25
Published: 01 November 2009
...Catherine Wessinger Kenneth G. C. Newport's book, The Branch Davidians of Waco (2006) has placed responsibility for the 19 April 1993 fire at Mount Carmel Center, outside Waco, Texas, primarily on the Branch Davidians, arguing that they were motivated to die as a result of their apocalyptic...
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Nova Religio. 2009; 13261–94 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2009.13.2.61
Published: 01 November 2009
...Kenneth G. C. Newport This article responds to criticisms of my book, The Branch Davidians of Waco , made by other contributors in this issue of Nova Religio . I begin by addressing directly the points raised by Stuart Wright and Catherine Wessinger and suggest that in both cases these scholars...
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Nova Religio. 2009; 12450–71 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2009.12.4.50
Published: 01 May 2009
...William L. Pitts, Jr. Two women, Florence Houteff and Lois Roden, attained positions of leadership in the Davidian and Branch Davidian traditions. This article examines how they achieved, maintained, and eventually lost power. Several factors, including money, visions, and legal strategies...
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Nova Religio. 2015; 183128–129 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2015.18.3.128
Published: 01 February 2015
...Todd M. Kerstetter © 2015 by The Regents of the University of California 2015 A Journey to Waco: Autobiography of a Branch Davidian . By Clive Doyle with Catherine Wessinger and Matthew D. Wittmer . Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group , 2012 . 298 pages. $38.00 cloth...
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Nova Religio. 2013; 17261–73 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.17.2.61
Published: 01 November 2013
...Marie W. Dallam 2013 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Branch Davidian tragedy in Waco, Texas. On 18 April 2013 an academic symposium was held at Baylor University featuring more than half a dozen speakers who explored topics related to the Branch Davidian religious community, the raid and...
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Nova Religio. 2009; 132114–125 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2009.13.2.114
Published: 01 November 2009
...Catherine Wessinger The Lee Hancock Collection of materials on the Branch Davidian case, located at the Loyola University New Orleans archive, contains an impressive set of internal memos, interview reports, and expert reports from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco...
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Nova Religio. 2009; 1324–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2009.13.2.4
Published: 01 November 2009
...Stuart A. Wright This paper revisits the controversy, recently revived by British religious studies scholar, Kenneth C. G. Newport, that the Branch Davidians had a theological rationale for mass suicide and likely set fire to their own home. Newport couples the theological argument with assertions...
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Nova Religio. 2001; 51152–170 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2001.5.1.152
Published: 01 October 2001
...James T. Richardson ABSTRACT: This article analyzes the two major legal trials involving surviving members of the Branch Davidian sect that was involved in the fiery conflagration outside of Waco, Texas, in 1993. The criminal trial, which took place in 1994, and the wrongful death civil trial...
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Nova Religio. 2000; 32303–319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2000.3.2.303
Published: 01 April 2000
...Eugene V. Gallagher ©© 2000 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. 2000 303 Gallagher: Persistence of the Millennium The Persistence of the Millennium: Branch Davidian Expectations of the End after Waco Eugene V. Gallagher The fire that destroyed the Mount...
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Nova Religio. 1997; 11122–138 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.1997.1.1.122
Published: 01 October 1997
... Questions About Waco Which Must Be Answered. By Moore Carol . Franklin, TN : Legacy Communications, and Springfield, VA : Gun Owners Foundation , 1995 . 494 pages . Investigation into the Activities of Federal Law Enforcement Agencies toward the Branch Davidians: Thirteenth Report by the...
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Nova Religio. 2005; 8359–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2005.8.3.59
Published: 01 March 2005
...Mark MacWilliams For marginalized religious and political groups, the Internet is a powerful tool for informational and organizational purposes. Important examples of this are Branch Davidian and Waco-related websites. A survey of these sites shows that the controversy over what happened in 1993...
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Nova Religio. 2014; 17437–60 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.17.4.37
Published: 01 May 2014
...William L. Pitts, Jr Lois Roden (1905–1986) asserted herself as prophet of the Branch Davidians following the death of her husband, Branch Davidian founder Ben Roden (1902–1978), and she would lead the group from 1978 to 1983. In support of her authority as prophet she introduced two progressive...
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Nova Religio. 2009; 13295–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2009.13.2.95
Published: 01 November 2009
...Matthew D. Wittmer This article highlights some of the Waco Branch Davidian material holdings acquired by the Texas Collection at Baylor University and provides general information about the kinds of materials that have been acquired about this community and the siege and fire that occurred in 1993...
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Nova Religio. 2003; 72101–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2003.7.2.101
Published: 01 November 2003
...Stuart A. Wright On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the disastrous federal siege of the Branch Davidians, the tragedy is revisited in light of new government disclosures regarding negotiations during the 51-day standoff. Some of the newly available records - post-incident interviews with...
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Nova Religio. 2001; 51186–202 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2001.5.1.186
Published: 01 October 2001
...Jayne Seminare Docherty ABSTRACT: Eight years after the 1993 standoff between federal law enforcement agents and the Branch Davidians, ““Waco”” has become a shorthand reference to the tragedy that claimed the lives of more than eighty people. After internal investigations by the Department of the...
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Nova Religio. 2001; 51143–151 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2001.5.1.143
Published: 01 October 2001
...Stuart A. Wright ABSTRACT: A critical analysis is conducted of the wrongful death lawsuit brought against the United States government by Branch Davidian survivors and relatives. It is argued that a flawed verdict, exonerating the government of wrongdoing, was the result of evidentiary and...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234126–127 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.126
Published: 15 April 2020
.... Occasionally, however, groups like Peoples Temple and the Branch Davidians end violently or tragically, and these intentional communities attract media attention, creating a skewed perception of communal experiments. Miller addresses several of these communities and their collective impact on the public s...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234127–129 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.127
Published: 15 April 2020
... to be small and short-lived. They emerge and soon dissolve without media attention. Occasionally, however, groups like Peoples Temple and the Branch Davidians end violently or tragically, and these intentional communities attract media attention, creating a skewed perception of communal experiments...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23294–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.94
Published: 01 November 2019
... on the Branch Davidian disaster that also aired between 2017 and 2018. Those documentaries, as analyzed by Stuart A. Wright, demon- strate that there are still hard feelings about the Branch Davidian stand- off.2 As Wright points out, there are numerous times when law enforcement personnel either...