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The Resource From the ashes : making sense of Waco, James R. Lewis, editor

From the ashes : making sense of Waco, James R. Lewis, editor

Label
From the ashes : making sense of Waco
Title
From the ashes
Title remainder
making sense of Waco
Statement of responsibility
James R. Lewis, editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 45 short essays aimed at a broad audience, the contributors to From the Ashes place the Branch Davidians in historical and comparative perspective with nontraditional religions, analyze the government's handling of the Waco confrontation, assess the media's coverage and public response, and provide an overview of responses from the academic and religious community. Although the contributors represent a wide variety of viewpoints, they are united in the belief that the 89 deaths could have been avoided and that the popular demonization of nontraditional religious movements in the aftermath of Waco represents a continuing threat to freedom of religion
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/284063
Index
index present
LC call number
BP605.B72
LC item number
F76 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
From the ashes : making sense of Waco, James R. Lewis, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Part II.
  • FBI uses "cults" as bait
  • Phyllis Goldberg
  • Waco : Bill Clinton's Bay of Pigs
  • Eldridge Cleaver
  • Part XI.
  • Selected letters to public officials
  • Letter James Dunn and Dean M. Kelly to President Clinton
  • Letter from Dean M. Kelly to Donald Edwards
  • Letter from Laura Murphy Lee to Jack Brooks
  • Letter from Edward C. Lehman, Jr. to Janet Reno
  • Understanding the Branch Davidians
  • Letter from Larry Shinn to Donald Edwards
  • Epilogue :
  • A fiery ending
  • J. Gordon Melton
  • The Waco tragedy : an autobiographical account of one attempt to avert disaster
  • James D. Tabor
  • The Davidian dilemma : to obey God or man?
  • J. Phillip Arnold
  • The Davidian tradition
  • Bill Pitts
  • Part III.
  • Millennialism and the Waco confrontation
  • Part I.
  • Reflections after Waco : millennialists and the state
  • Michael Barkun
  • The millennial dream
  • Jeffrey Kaplan
  • Varieties of millennialism and the issue of authority
  • Catherine Wessinger
  • Part IV.
  • Law enforcement and tactical assessments
  • Cult label made Waco violence inevitable
  • Robert C. Hicks
  • Introductory essays
  • What went wrong in Waco? : poor planning, bad tactics result in botched raid
  • Col. Charlie Beckwith
  • Killed by semantics : or was it a keystone kop kaleidoscope kaper?
  • Moorman Oliver, Jr.
  • Showdown at the Waco corral : ATF cowboys shoot themselves in the foot
  • James R. Lewis
  • Misguided tactics contributed to apocalypse in Waco
  • Stuart A. Wright
  • Part V.
  • Mass suicide?
  • The crime of piety : Wounded Knee to Waco
  • Excavating Waco
  • Susan J. Palmer
  • Who started the fires? : mass murder, American style
  • R.W. Bradford
  • Fanning the flames of suspicion : the case against mass suicide at Waco
  • James R. Lewis
  • Part VI.
  • The role of the anti-cult movement
  • The mythology of cults
  • David G. Bromley
  • Chas S. Clifton
  • "Cults, ", "mind control," and the state
  • Thomas Robbins and Dick Anthony
  • The cult awareness network : its role in the Waco tragedy
  • Andrew Milne
  • Part VII.
  • Dynamics and impact of the media
  • The media and new religious movements
  • James A. Beckford
  • Television and metaphysics at Waco
  • Constance A. Jones and George Baker
  • Misinterpreting religious commitment
  • Waco and the war of the worlds : media fantasy and modern reality
  • I. Lamar Maffett
  • Part VIII.
  • Polygamy and accusations of child abuse
  • A more righteous seed : a comparison of polygamy among the Branch Davidians and the fundamentalist Mormons
  • Martha Sonntag Bradley
  • Who committed child abuse at Waco?
  • Larry Lilliston
  • Suffer the little children
  • George Robertson
  • Timothy Miller
  • Part IX.
  • Academic reflections
  • Lessons from Waco : when will we ever learn?
  • James T. Richardson
  • Why did Waco happen?
  • Larry D. Shinn
  • Reflections on the Waco disaster : trying to make sense of insane events
  • Charles L. Harper
  • Deconstructing Waco
  • Michael York
  • Tailhook and Waco : a commentary
  • Did the G-men sleep through SOC 100?
  • William H. Swatos, Jr.
  • Reflections on the tragedy at Waco
  • Thomas McGowan
  • How future Wacos might be avoided : two proposals
  • Phillip Lucas
  • Sticks'n stones may break your bones but words CAN really hurt you
  • Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
  • Part X.
  • Selected responses
  • Franklin H. Littell
  • Christian holocaust
  • The family of Floyd Houtman, Branch Davidian
  • Open season on messiahs?
  • Dean M. Kelley
  • Waco probe should not be used to define religion
  • Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs
  • A new religious movement's response to the Waco tragedy
  • The family
  • Church universal and triumphant not like Branch Davidians
  • Murray Steinman, press release
Control code
29548237
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 269 pages
Isbn
9780847679157
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
93048400
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Dick J. Reavis, 2001 (Access. No. 2001-103). Notations in pen on p. [270]. Highlighting throughout. Paperbound.
Label
From the ashes : making sense of Waco, James R. Lewis, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Part II.
  • FBI uses "cults" as bait
  • Phyllis Goldberg
  • Waco : Bill Clinton's Bay of Pigs
  • Eldridge Cleaver
  • Part XI.
  • Selected letters to public officials
  • Letter James Dunn and Dean M. Kelly to President Clinton
  • Letter from Dean M. Kelly to Donald Edwards
  • Letter from Laura Murphy Lee to Jack Brooks
  • Letter from Edward C. Lehman, Jr. to Janet Reno
  • Understanding the Branch Davidians
  • Letter from Larry Shinn to Donald Edwards
  • Epilogue :
  • A fiery ending
  • J. Gordon Melton
  • The Waco tragedy : an autobiographical account of one attempt to avert disaster
  • James D. Tabor
  • The Davidian dilemma : to obey God or man?
  • J. Phillip Arnold
  • The Davidian tradition
  • Bill Pitts
  • Part III.
  • Millennialism and the Waco confrontation
  • Part I.
  • Reflections after Waco : millennialists and the state
  • Michael Barkun
  • The millennial dream
  • Jeffrey Kaplan
  • Varieties of millennialism and the issue of authority
  • Catherine Wessinger
  • Part IV.
  • Law enforcement and tactical assessments
  • Cult label made Waco violence inevitable
  • Robert C. Hicks
  • Introductory essays
  • What went wrong in Waco? : poor planning, bad tactics result in botched raid
  • Col. Charlie Beckwith
  • Killed by semantics : or was it a keystone kop kaleidoscope kaper?
  • Moorman Oliver, Jr.
  • Showdown at the Waco corral : ATF cowboys shoot themselves in the foot
  • James R. Lewis
  • Misguided tactics contributed to apocalypse in Waco
  • Stuart A. Wright
  • Part V.
  • Mass suicide?
  • The crime of piety : Wounded Knee to Waco
  • Excavating Waco
  • Susan J. Palmer
  • Who started the fires? : mass murder, American style
  • R.W. Bradford
  • Fanning the flames of suspicion : the case against mass suicide at Waco
  • James R. Lewis
  • Part VI.
  • The role of the anti-cult movement
  • The mythology of cults
  • David G. Bromley
  • Chas S. Clifton
  • "Cults, ", "mind control," and the state
  • Thomas Robbins and Dick Anthony
  • The cult awareness network : its role in the Waco tragedy
  • Andrew Milne
  • Part VII.
  • Dynamics and impact of the media
  • The media and new religious movements
  • James A. Beckford
  • Television and metaphysics at Waco
  • Constance A. Jones and George Baker
  • Misinterpreting religious commitment
  • Waco and the war of the worlds : media fantasy and modern reality
  • I. Lamar Maffett
  • Part VIII.
  • Polygamy and accusations of child abuse
  • A more righteous seed : a comparison of polygamy among the Branch Davidians and the fundamentalist Mormons
  • Martha Sonntag Bradley
  • Who committed child abuse at Waco?
  • Larry Lilliston
  • Suffer the little children
  • George Robertson
  • Timothy Miller
  • Part IX.
  • Academic reflections
  • Lessons from Waco : when will we ever learn?
  • James T. Richardson
  • Why did Waco happen?
  • Larry D. Shinn
  • Reflections on the Waco disaster : trying to make sense of insane events
  • Charles L. Harper
  • Deconstructing Waco
  • Michael York
  • Tailhook and Waco : a commentary
  • Did the G-men sleep through SOC 100?
  • William H. Swatos, Jr.
  • Reflections on the tragedy at Waco
  • Thomas McGowan
  • How future Wacos might be avoided : two proposals
  • Phillip Lucas
  • Sticks'n stones may break your bones but words CAN really hurt you
  • Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
  • Part X.
  • Selected responses
  • Franklin H. Littell
  • Christian holocaust
  • The family of Floyd Houtman, Branch Davidian
  • Open season on messiahs?
  • Dean M. Kelley
  • Waco probe should not be used to define religion
  • Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs
  • A new religious movement's response to the Waco tragedy
  • The family
  • Church universal and triumphant not like Branch Davidians
  • Murray Steinman, press release
Control code
29548237
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 269 pages
Isbn
9780847679157
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
93048400
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Dick J. Reavis, 2001 (Access. No. 2001-103). Notations in pen on p. [270]. Highlighting throughout. Paperbound.

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