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On November 14, 2007, the Loma Linda University School of Religion hosted a visiting scholar from outside of the SDA Church (a former SDA) to make the first presentation of the Adventism and the World Lecture Series, held at Loma Linda University - Campus Hill Church.

Dr. Kenneth G.C. Newport presented a multimedia overview of his new book to the well attended meeting, entitled “Behold the Lord Will Come with Fire (cf. Isa. 66:15) – David Koresh, the Branch Davidians and  Seventh-day Adventism.”  After the lecture, a response was given by Dr. David Larson of the Loma Linda School of Religion, followed by a question and answer session.

Kenneth Newport’s new book is entitled The Branch Davidians of Waco: The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect (2006 Oxford).

Click on the link below to access The Spectrum Blog, post lecture comments and response from various church scholars and attendees.