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Title Peoples Temple and Black religion in America / edited by Rebecca Moore, Anthony B. Pinn, and Mary R. Sawyer
Published Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, [2004]
©2004
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 204 pages)
Contents Peoples Temple as Black religion: re-imagining the contours of Black religious studies / Anthony B. Pinn -- Daddy Jones and Father Divine: the cult as political religion / C. Eric Lincoln and Lawrence H. Mamiya -- An interpretation of Peoples Temple and Jonestown: implications for the Black church / Archie Smith Jr. -- Demographics and the Black religious culture of Peoples Temple / Rebecca Moore -- Peoples Temple and housing politics in San Francisco / Tanya M. Hollis -- To die for the Peoples Temple: religion and revolution after Black power / Duchess Harris and Adam John Waterman -- Jim Jones and Black worship traditions / Milmon F. Harrison -- Breaking the silence: reflections of a Black pastor / J. Alfred Smith -- America was not hard to find / Muhammed Isaiah Kenyatta -- The church in Peoples Temple / Mary R. Sawyer
Summary The Peoples Temple movement ended on November 18, 1978 in their utopianist community of Jonestown, Guyana, when more than 900 members died, most of whom took their own lives. Only a handful lived to tell their story. Little has been written about the Peoples Temple in the context of black religion in America. Twenty-five years after the tragedy of Jonestown, scholars from various disciplines assess the impact of the Peoples Temple on the black religious experience
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Jones, Jim, 1931-1978.
Peoples Temple.
African American churches -- History.
African Americans -- Religion.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Moore, Rebecca, 1951-
Pinn, Anthony B.
Sawyer, Mary R.
LC no. 2003017152
ISBN 0253110831 (electronic bk.)
0253216559 (paperback; alk. paper)
0253343712 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1282071386
9780253110831 (electronic bk.)
9780253216557 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780253343710 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781282071384