State Intervention and Holy Violence: Timgad/Paleostrovsk/Waco

  title={State Intervention and Holy Violence: Timgad/Paleostrovsk/Waco},
  author={B. Shaw},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Religion},
  • B. Shaw
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Journal of the American Academy of Religion
The following investigation considers three different historical cases that involved the siege of a dissident Christian community by the armed forces of the state. It is an exercise in comparative history. The incidents concerned are the siege of the Donatist basilica at Timgad in the year 419 by the forces of the late Roman state, the siege of dissident monasteries in seventeenth-century Muscovy in the year 1687-88 by forces of Romanov Muscovy, and the modern-day siege of the Branch Davidian… Expand
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