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Nova Religio (2013) 16 (4): 114–118.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Holly Folk © 2013 by The Regents of the University of California 2013 Slavery of Faith: The Untold Story of the Peoples Temple from the Eyes of a Thirteen Year Old, Her Escape from Jonestown at 21 and Life 30 Years Later . By Leslie Wagner-Wilson . iUniverse, Inc ., 2008 . xi + 205...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 112–114.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Kristian Klippenstein © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 Revisiting Jonestown: An Interdisciplinary Study of Cults . By Domenico A. Nesci . Lexington Books , 2017 . 178 pages. $90.00 cloth; ebook available. Finally, Westbrook says that Scientologists today...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 94–104.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Jason S. Dikes © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 ABC 20/20. “Jonestown: Paradise Lost.” Truth and Lies . Produced by Muriel Pearson . Aired 28 September 2018. Sundance TV. “Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle.” Directed by Shan Nicholson and Richard Lopez...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 137–144.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Lynn S. Neal This media review adds to existing scholarship about Peoples Temple by examining Jonestown’s presence in television history—from 1980 when actor Powers Boothe won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Jim Jones in the CBS-TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones to current programs...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 3–14.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Rebecca Moore This introduction to a special issue of Nova Religio marking the fortieth anniversary of the deaths in Jonestown, Guyana, provides the background for the articles that follow. A brief history of Peoples Temple and discussion of the events in Jonestown precede an examination of the...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 157–158.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Eugene V. Gallagher © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple . By Jeff Guinn . Simon & Schuster , 2017 . ix + 531 pages. $28.00 cloth; ebook available. Transmissions from Jonestown (2017 2018), which comes...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 93–114.
Published: 01 November 2018
... conducted in Sedona, Arizona, are used to illustrate how symbols of Jonestown generated by cultural mimesis continue to be invoked by participants in contemporary minority religions as a way to signal their concern about whether they belong to a cult. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 155–157.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Jason Dikes © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 Transmissions from Jonestown . Directed by Shannon Howard . 2017 – 2018 . 9 episodes. http://radiojonestown.libsyn.com/ Ask Historians . Directed by Cordis_Melum . 2015 . Single episode. https...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 145–154.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Rebecca Moore Peoples Temple has been seen as the paradigmatic cult exemplifying the horrors of manipulative leaders and brainwashed followers due to the deaths in Jonestown on 18 November 1978. This article argues against the utility of making comparisons to such an extreme event, however. Drawing...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 115–136.
Published: 01 November 2018
...David Feltmate What is the legacy of Peoples Temple? Forty years after the events at Jonestown it seems that “Jonestown” has solidified itself as a landmark moment in American religious history. Jonestown has become synonymous with the problems of charismatic religious leadership and religious...
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Nova Religio (2014) 17 (4): 134–135.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Brad Stoddard © 2014 by The Regents of the University of California 2014 Stories from Jonestown . By Leigh Fondakowski . University of Minnesota Press , 2013 . 350 pages. $27.95 cloth. anticipation of the coming brave new world of space flight and endless exploration beyond Earth...
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Nova Religio (2003) 6 (2): 365–375.
Published: 01 April 2003
...Thomas Robbins In her article "Is the Canon on Jonestown Closed?" Rebecca Moore slightly misconstrued some cryptic statements by Thomas Robbins and Dick Anthony comparing the degree of provocation which precipitated violence at Jonestown and at Mount Carmel Center (Waco). We had intended only to...
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Nova Religio (2003) 7 (2): 86–91.
Published: 01 November 2003
... leading up to the tragedy on 18 November 1978 at Jonestown, Guyana. Ongoing efforts at the Society to make these collections more accessible to researchers have resulted in new approaches for research into the Peoples Temple, its membership, and the nature of the church as a new religious movement. Before...
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Nova Religio (2000) 4 (1): 7–27.
Published: 01 October 2000
...Rebecca Moore ©© 2000 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. 2000 7 Moore: Canon on Jonestown Is the Canon on Jonestown Closed? Rebecca Moore The popular understanding of what happened in Jonestown,Guyana on 18 November 1978 has not changed significantly intwo...
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Nova Religio (2003) 7 (2): 92–100.
Published: 01 November 2003
...Rebecca Moore The expression "drinking the Kool-Aid" has entered the American idiom with little reference to its origins in the Jonestown tragedy of 18 November 1978. Instead, people are using Jonestown—— the event——and Kool-Aid——the phrase——to signify a number of contradictory meanings and values...
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Nova Religio (2000) 4 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 October 2000
... ©© 2000 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. 2000 How the Millennium Comes Violently: From Jonestown to Heaven's Gate. By Wessinger Catherine . New York : Seven Bridges Press , 2000 . 305 pages. $22.95 paper . 140 Nova Religio action by a...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 40–64.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., organizational, and political flaws, thus asserting the Temple’s superiority in the process. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 Jim Jones Peoples Temple Jonestown spiritual kinship Doug McAdam Spiritual Siblings The Function of New Religions in Peoples Temple Doctrine...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 15–39.
Published: 01 November 2018
... reincarnation heterodoxy heterodox Christianity Jim Jones Jonestown Divine Materiality Peoples Temple and Messianic Theologies of Incarnation and Reincarnation Holly Folk ABSTRACT: This article uses archival research and personal interviews with former Peoples Temple members to explore the related ideas...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 116–118.
Published: 29 July 2020
... conveys it to an audience, generally for the purpose of edification (207). The pub- lic discussion of new religious movements, however, generally rejects any martyrological understanding of the deaths at Jonestown, the Mount Carmel center, or of members of Heaven s Gate, to state a few cases. The claim...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 5–30.
Published: 29 July 2020
... prevented the early parent-driven cult-awareness groups from ever achieving more than mild political censure of new religions. Regardless, between 1978 and 1983 in the wake of Jonestown on 18 November 1978 and wider controversies surrounding Ananda Marga and the Unification Church46 cult-awareness groups...