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Salvation and suicide : Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown

Author: David Chidester
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2003.
Series: Religion in North America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Book Description: Re-issued in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the mass suicides at Jonestown, this revised edition of David Chidester's pathbreaking book features a new prologue that considers the meaning of the tragedy for a post-Waco, post-9/11 world. For Chidester, Jonestown recalls the American religious commitment to redemptive sacrifice, which for Jim Jones meant saving his followers from the evils of  Read more...
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Named Person: Jim Jones; Jim Jones
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Chidester
ISBN: 0253343240 9780253343246 025321632X 9780253216328
OCLC Number: 51983502
Description: xxviii, 190 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Catherine L Albanese and Stephen J Stein --
Preface --
Prologue (2006) --
Introduction: Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown --
Perspectives on an event --
Classification of persons --
Orientation in space --
Orientation in time --
Salvation and suicide --
Epilogue --
Note --
Index.
Series Title: Religion in North America.
Other Titles: Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown
Salvation & suicide
Responsibility: David Chidester.
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Features a prologue that considers the meaning of the tragedy for a post-Waco, post-9/11 world. This book recalls the American religious commitment to redemptive sacrifice, which for Jim Jones meant  Read more...

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Praise for the first edition: "[This] ambitious and courageous book...offers an important benchmark of theology by which questions about the meaningful history of the Peoples Temple may be measured." Read more...

 
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