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The Peoples Temple and Jim Jones

The Peoples Temple and Jim Jones

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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jones, Jim, 1931-1978.,
  • Peoples Temple.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited with an introduction by J. Gordon Melton.
    SeriesCults and new religions ;, 24
    ContributionsMelton, J. Gordon.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBP605.P46 P45 1990
    The Physical Object
    Pagination406 p. :
    Number of Pages406
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2220873M
    ISBN 100824044983
    LC Control Number89049666

      Jim Jones, founder of the Peoples Temple sect, in Jonestown in November Photograph: Greg Robinson The Family is nonfiction; it’s all true.   The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn examines the events leading up to the mass suicide of over Americans living in used FBI reports, interviews and recently declassified government material to reconstruct exactly how a charismatic preacher who originally endorsed egalitarian ideas and civil rights, spiraled into a paranoid despot .

    An “ambitious and courageous” examination of the Jonestown cult viewed through the lens of theology (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 groundbreaking book features a new prologue that considers the meaning of the tragedy for a post-Waco, post-9/11 world. The list below is of all published books about Jonestown and Peoples Temple. Originally compiled by Denice Stephenson of the California Historical Society, it is now updated by the editors of this site. The books are listed according to the date of publication. The Incredibly True Story of the Peoples Temple and the Reverend Jim Jones.

    In the s, a young Indianapolis minister named Jim Jones preached a curious blend of the gospel and Marxism. His congregation was racially integrated, and he was a much-lauded leader in the contemporary civil rights movement. Eventually, Jones moved his church, Peoples Temple, to /5(K). Tim Reiterman's Raven provides the seminal history of the Rev. Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and the murderous ordeal at Jonestown in This PEN Award-winning work explores the ideals gone wrong, the intrigue, and the grim realities behind the Peoples Temple and its .


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Author Jeff Guinn has written a very detailed and interesting book and character study of Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple. As a child of disfunctional parents with a Mother who predicted great things for him, Jim Jones was an odd child that was obsessed with Religion and had a penchant for memorizing scripture as well as attending multiple religious services/5().

The Road to Jonestown- Jim Jones and Peoples Temple is among the best comprehensive and authoritative books written covering the Jonestown massacre that claimed the lives of people in Guyana, South America on Novem /5.

Book Overview Edgar Award Finalist--Best Fact Crime "A thoroughly readable, thoroughly chilling account of a brilliant con man and his all-too vulnerable prey" (The Boston Globe)--the definitive story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre, the largest murder-suicide in American history, by the New York.

How Jim Jones led massacre victims to 'drink the Kool-Aid' Jeff Guinn's 'The Road to Jonestown' relives the horrors of Guyana and the Peoples TempleThe NOOK Book (eBook) of the The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn at Barnes & NobleThe Road to Jonestown is the definitive book about Jim Jones and the.

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Jim Jones with the children of the Peoples Temple. Jones’ son, Jim Jones, Jr. acknowledges all the suffering his father caused, but struggles to remember positive aspects of his youth in Peoples Author: American Experience.

The Peoples Temple was no exception. From the moment Jim Jones, a poor boy from Indiana, started the church, its mission was to do good. Although Jones’ true. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

“A thoroughly readable, thoroughly chilling account of a brilliant con man and his all-too vulnerable prey” (The Boston Globe)—the definitive story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre, the largest murder-suicide in American history, by the New York Times bestselling author of ed on: Ap The Road to Jonestown NPR coverage of The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn.

News, author interviews, critics' picks and : Jeff Guinn. In the s, a young Indianapolis minister named Jim Jones preached a curious blend of the gospel and Marxism. His congregation was racially integrated, and he was a much-lauded leader in the contemporary civil rights movement.

Eventually, Jones moved his church, Peoples Temple, to. The Peoples Temple of the Disciples of Christ, commonly shortened to Peoples Temple, was an American new religious movement founded in by Jim Jones in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Jones used the Peoples Temple to spread a message that combined elements of Christianity with communist and socialist ideology, with an emphasis on racial r: Jim Jones. The “Jonestown Massacre” occurred on Novemwhen more than members of an American cult called the Peoples Temple died in a mass suicide-murder under the direction of their leader.

Jeff Guinn is an award-winning former investigative journalist and the bestselling author of numerous books, including Go Down Together: The True Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde; The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the OK Corral—And How It Changed the West; Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson; and The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple.

InRev. Jim Jones, the religious cult leader and civil rights activist, hinted at things to come. “I love socialism, and I’m willing to die to bring it about, but if I did, I’d take a. The Chronicle and the Rev. Jim Jones's People's Temple were San Francisco neighbors for years before the events of Nov.

18 made all of us Jones's unwilling intimates. Salvation and Suicide: An Interpretation of Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown (A Midland Book) by Chidester, David and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

Edgar Award Finalist—Best Fact Crime By the New York Times bestselling author of Manson, the comprehensive, authoritative, and tragic story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre—the largest murder-suicide in American the s, a young Indianapolis minister named Jim Jones preached a curious blend of the gospel and Marxism.

Jones began the Peoples Temple informally in the s as an Peoples Temple, religious community led by Jim Jones (–78) that came to international attention after some of its members died at their compound, Jonestown, in Guyana, in a massive act of murder-suicide on Nov. 18, Jones had started building Jonestown (formally known as the "Peoples Temple Agricultural Project") several years before the New West article was published.

It was promoted as a means to create both a "socialist paradise" and a "sanctuary" from the media scrutiny in San of death: Suicide by gunshot wound to the head. The author provides a huge amount of detail about the earlier part of the Peoples Temple and Jim Jones and at no point does it get boring.

I've read biographies about infamous individuals tied to events and the author has had to pad out the book with boring irrelevant details/5(). Nearly 1, men, women, and children died at Jonestown, in Guyana, on Novem Ordered to drink poison by the charismatic and delusional cult leader Jim Jones, his followers were a part of the People’s Temple, a Christian organization that integrated anything that Jones wanted to use, from Marxist theories to faith healing.Jim Jones ( –Novem ), the leader of the Peoples Temple cult, was both charismatic and disturbed.

Jones had a vision for a better world and established the Peoples Temple to help make that : Jennifer Rosenberg.