- Author:David Chidester
- Publisher:Indiana University Press; Religion in North America edition (August 1, 1991)
- Pages:208 pages
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Series: Religion in North America. I encourage anybody interested in reading about Jonestown, the People's Temple, and Jim Jones beyond the criminal acts and the governments' failures in preventing this tragedy. 16 people found this helpful.
Salvation and Suicide book. I learned a lot about Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple and the power of religion. May 11, 2007 Becca rated it it was amazing. Recommends it for: guyanans.
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Series: Religion in North America. In November 1978 America confronted a shocking convergence of religion and violence in Jonestown
Series: Religion in North America. Published by: Indiana University Press. In November 1978 America confronted a shocking convergence of religion and violence in Jonestown. More than 900 Americans living in the Jonestown community in the remote jungles of Guyana committed mass suicide. The trajectory traced by the Peoples Temple through time was supported and made meaningful by specific strategies of temporal orientation within its worldview. His original conclusion that the Peoples Temple was a meaningful religious movement seems all the more prescient and astute today, when fundamentalism has raised the troubling spectre of violence and suicide all over the world.
Salvation and Suicide : An Interpretation of Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple and Jonestown. Discusses Jim Jones' techniques, describes the world view of his followers, and offers a religious perspective on the mass suicide incident. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2003. The information provided in this book is very useful for viewers trying to understand how something so drastic could happen so quickly and easily. Policies & Plans. See any care plans, options and policies that may be associated with this product. Electrode, App-product, Comp-556358623, ralus-4, ENV-prod-a, PROF-PROD, VER-29.