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Title:Salvation and Suicide: An Interpretation of Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown
Format Type:Ebook
Author:David Chidester
Publisher:Indiana University Press
ISBN:025321632X
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:224
Category:Non fiction, Religion, History, True crime, Theology, Sociology

Salvation and Suicide: An Interpretation of Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown by David Chidester

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Salvation and Suicide: An Interpretation of Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown Praise for the first edition This ambitious and courageous book is a benchmark of theology by which questions about the meaningful history of the Peoples Temple may be measured Journal of the American Academy of Religion .

Re issued in recognition of the th 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 world For Chidester Jonestown recalls the American religious commitment to redemptive sacrifice which for Jim Jones meant saving his followers from the evils of capitalist society Jonestown is ancient history writes Chidester but it does provide us with an opportunity to reflect upon the strangeness of familiar promises of redemption through sacrifice

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