Salvation and Suicide

Salvation and Suicide : Interpretation of Jim Jones, the People's Temple and Jonestown

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Discusses Jim Jones' techniques, describes the world view of his followers, and offers a religious perspective on the mass suicide incident.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • 1ill.
  • 0253206901
  • 9780253206909

Table of contents

FOREWORD BY CATHERINE L. ALBANESE AND STEPHEN J. STEIN PREFACE Introduction: Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown I. PERSPECTIVES ON AN EVENT 1. Death and Rituals of Exclusion and Inclusion 2. Cognitive Distancing 3. Religiohistorical Interpretation II. THE CLASSIFICATION OF PERSONS 1. Superhuman 2. Subhuman 3. Human III. ORIENTATION IN SPACE 1. Cosmic Space 2. Geographic Space 3. Body Space IV. ORIENTATION IN TIME 1. Cosmic Time 2. Historical Time 3. Body Time V. SALVATION AND SUICIDE 1. Religious Suicide 2. White Nights 3. The End Epilogue NOTES INDEXshow more

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