Salvation and Suicide: An Interpretation of Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown (A Midland Book) ePub download
by David Chidester
- ISBN: 0253350565
- ISBN13: 978-0253350565
- ePub: 1675 kb | FB2: 1263 kb
- Language: English
- Category: World
- Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr; First Edition edition (April 1988)
- Pages: 208
- Rating: 4.4/5
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promises of redemption through sacrifice. eISBN: 978-0-253-11274-3. In November 1978 many in the guild of religion scholars were gathered at New Orleans for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion. As professionals we had come together to apply critical method from varying disciplinary perspectives to the phenomena of religion.
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Salvation and Suicide: An Interpretation of Jim Jones, the People’s Temple and Jonestown (Bloomington: Indiana University Press), p. 50. 2 Ibid, 26. 3 Prothero, Stephen. Prothero praises his colleagues that plough through these issues like battering- rams and tell their subjects exactly what they think about them4. The realms of historic and religious study are so filled with the chatter of opinion, emotional reaction, and judgment that an analysis without these elements can easily be written off as dry or timid.
Salvation and Suicide: Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003. The central task of Salvation and Suicide, however, is to provide a "religiohistorical interpretation" of Jim Jones and the People's Temple that will "clarify the conditions of possibility within which the Peoples Temple emerged as a meaningful human enterprise" (pp. 46-47).
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