Salvation and Suicide Paperback

Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown

by David Chidester;


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Salvation and Suicide

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Re-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".

Salvation and Suicide by David Chidester was published by Indiana University Press in September 2003. The ISBN for Salvation and Suicide is 9780253216328.

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Page last updated 19th May 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherIndiana University Press (September 2003)
Edition2nd Revised edition
Weight318g
Number of Pages222
Thickness11 mm
Height156 mm
Width234 mm
ISBN9780253216328
ISBN-10025321632X
Product Code1190945
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