CULTS AND THE BATTLE FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN AMERICA
by James Tabor & Eugene Gallagher
Even before the fire
that engulfed David Koresh and his followers at
the Mt. Carmel complex in Waco, Texas, a handful of people were working
diligently to break through the media sensationalism, and religious criticism,
to try and find out who David Koresh really was and what he believed. The
tragedy of April 19, 1993 did not deter them from their quest, but rather
caused them to dig even deeper. Why Waco? written by James Tabor
and Eugene Gallagher is the result of over two years of research. It is
a concise analysis of the theology of David Koresh that provides the answers
to many questions that have lingered in the minds of free thinking people.
Why Waco? will not only inform you, but will also challenge you about the
way you view religious groups, especially those who subscribe to belief
systems considered outside the norm of mainstream religion. Why Waco?
is a must read.
D. Tabor is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North
Carolina at Charlotte. He is author of A Noble Death: Suicide and Martyrdom
V. Gallagher is Professor of Religious Studies at Connecticut College.
He is author of Expectation and Experience: Explaining Religious Conversion.
Comments in italics added by "WACO CULT" webmaster.
Original Sources And Research Documents
Prof. James Tabor's Involvement, Perspective and Critical Analysis
What Might Have Been: Why Waco Should Have Ended Peacefully
Other Tabor-Related Materials on WACOCULT
My website already includes some materials connected to Dr. Tabor besides
the Why Waco section. The KGBS Broadcast
and the DeGuerin Letter were
mentioned above. Also:
For more information, a sample first chapter, and online purchase of
the book: University
of California Press
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