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Salvation and Suicide An Interpretation of Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple and Jonestown

ISBN-10: 0253206901

ISBN-13: 9780253206909

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: David Chidester

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List price: $12.95
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 8/1/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.10" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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