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Salvation and Suicide

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Beschreibung

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 ReligionRe-issued in recognition of the 25th 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-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.",

Autorentext

David Chidester



Klappentext

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 25th 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-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."



Inhalt

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
INDEX

Produktinformationen

Titel: Salvation and Suicide
Untertitel: An Interpretation of Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown
Autor:
EAN: 9780253112743
ISBN: 978-0-253-11274-3
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Indiana University Press
Genre: Religion, Theologie
Anzahl Seiten: 224
Veröffentlichung: 01.11.2018
Jahr: 1991
Untertitel: Englisch
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