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Understanding Jonestown and Peoples Temple


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Understanding Jonestown and Peoples Temple by Rebecca Moore
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This in-depth investigation of Peoples Temple and its tragic end at Jonestown corrects sensationalized misunderstandings of the group and places its individual members within the broader context of religion in America. * Demonstrates meticulous research by the author, a scholar who has a personal connection to the subject * Provides a comprehensive and balanced view of the entire history of Peoples Temple, with insight from families and the members themselves * Includes a new preface that updates our understanding of events on the 40th anniversary of Jonestown * Shows how Peoples Temple fits into the broader history of black religion in America

Author Biography

Rebecca Moore is professor emerita of religious studies at San Diego State University. She is reviews editor of Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions.
Release date NZ
July 6th, 2018
Country of Publication
United States
Praeger Publishers Inc
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