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    DescriptionRe-issued in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the mass suicides at Jonestown, this revised edition of David Chidester's path-breaking 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 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." David Chidester is Chair of Religious Studies at the University of Cape Town and author or editor of 20 books, including "American Sacred Space" (IUP, 1995), edited with Edward T. Linenthal, and "Christianity: A Global History".


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    Title
    Salvation and Suicide
    Subtitle
    Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Chidester
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 222
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 354 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780253216328
    ISBN 10: 025321632X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BIC subject category V2: HRCZ
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: SOC039000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1970
    BISAC V2.8: REL075000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRRSTSSC
    DC21: 289.9
    DC22: 289.9
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    LC classification: BP605.P46 C48 2003
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: 2003007226
    BISAC V2.8: REL084000
    Thema V1.0: QRM, JM, QRAM2, QRMB8
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Indiana University Press
    Imprint name
    Indiana University Press
    Publication date
    25 September 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Bloomington, IN
    Author Information
    David Chidester is Chair of Religious Studies at the University of Cape Town and author or editor of 20 books, including American Sacred Space (IUP, 1995), edited with Edward T. Linenthal, and Christianity: A Global History.
    Review quote
    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." Journal of the American Academy of Religion "Fascinating... Perhaps this book will bring a sense of humanity, and of respect, for the dreams and ambitions of the people who died [at Jonestown]." San Francisco Chronicle "An impressive tour de force." Religious Studies Review
    Table of contents
    Foreword by Catherine L. Albanese and Stephen J. SteinPrologue; Introduction: Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown; I. Perspectives on an Event; II. The Classifications of Persons; III. Orientation in Space; IV. Orientation in Time; V. Salvation and Suicide; EpilogueAppendix: Preface to the Original Edition; Notes; Index