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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): 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 (2018) 22 (2): 15–39.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Holly Folk This article uses archival research and personal interviews with former Peoples Temple members to explore the related ideas of incarnation and reincarnation—divine materiality—as developed and taught by Jim Jones in the late 1960s and early 1970s in Peoples Temple. Jones was combinative...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 40–64.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Kristian Klippenstein For years after Peoples Temple ceased to exist, both scholars and the public debated the Temple’s status as a new religious movement. These debates left out an important perspective: Jim Jones’ own evaluation of the Temple’s relation to new religions. This article uses Doug...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 93–114.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Susannah Crockford This article examines representations of Peoples Temple in popular culture through the lens of mimesis, understood as a process of repetition and re-creation of specific elements. This process produces what is understood as a “cult” in popular culture, which is divorced from the...
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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 (2006) 10 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Rebecca Moore; Anthony B. Pinn; Mary R. Sawyer ©© 2006 by The Regents of the University of California Books Peoples Temple and Black Religion in America. Edited by Rebecca Moore, Anthony B. Pinn, and Mary R. Sawyer. Indiana University Press, 2004. xvii + 204 pages. $49.95 cloth; $21.95 paper...
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Nova Religio (2006) 10 (1): 111–118.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Rebecca Moore ©© 2006 by The Regents of the University of California Review Essay Peoples Temple Revisited Rebecca Moore Dear People: Remembering Jonestown. Edited by Denice Stephenson. Cali- fornia Historical Society Press and Heyday Books, 2005. xvii + 171 pages. $16.95 paper. Gone from the...
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Nova Religio (2003) 7 (2): 86–91.
Published: 01 November 2003
...Denice A. Stephenson; Tanya M. Hollis The California Historical Society is the chief repository for materials pertaining to the Peoples Temple. There are five collections that together form the Peoples Temple Collection, and each represents a unique perspective on the membership and the events...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 65–92.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Heather Shearer Peoples Temple achieved impressive objectives as an organization, the most impressive of which was establishing and maintaining an agricultural community—the Promised Land—in the remote jungle of Guyana. An activity theory analysis of work oriented to the Promised Land reveals that...
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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): 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): 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 (2003) 6 (2): 376–378.
Published: 01 April 2003
...Rebecca Moore This Response to Thomas Robbins' Comment, first, points out Dr. Robbins' excellent qualifications to comment on Peoples Temple; second, highlights the fact that the original article makes it abundantly clear Dr.Robbins' work was considered fully in the context of comparative studies...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (1): 115–128.
Published: 01 August 2018
...,” as they call themselves, study Torah, observe the Sabbath, and passionately support a form of messianic Zionism. Filipino Noahides believe that Jews are a racially superior people, with an innate ability to access divinity. According to their rabbi mentors, they are forbidden from performing Jewish...
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Nova Religio (2015) 18 (4): 83–101.
Published: 01 May 2015
... home to six Mormon temples. The Polynesian Latter-day Saint population is increasing in both percentage and absolute numbers, and peoples in the Pacific “islands of the sea” continue to play a central role in the Mormon missionary imaginary. This article explores Polynesians in the LDS Church and...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 90–91.
Published: 29 July 2020
... and society, with titles such as Education in China and Ethnicity in China. The title Religion in China, within the context of the series, may lead readers to expect an overview of the religious scene in the People s Republic. This is not the case. As the editor of a daily newsletter about religion in...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 77–87.
Published: 29 July 2020
..., a Mormon intellectual challenging the faith s restrictions on the full participation of black people, there is yeast at work. Success to you (108). Mormonism, she believed, was growing up, and it was her job to help it do so. Seen in this way, then, the NewMormon History was a pastoral task of...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 5–30.
Published: 29 July 2020
... South Wales, a watershed of the counter-culture in Australia.25 By the early 1970s the media had cast Robinson as a pop guru, though other articles implied something more sinister, one calling him the pied piper of the outback as a number of young people began to flock to the commune.26 Setting up...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 112–114.
Published: 01 February 2020
... Peoples Temple s structure and activities generally exemplify new religious behavior, Nesci draws on psychoana- lytic theory backed by a battery of anthropological examples to iden- tify religious cults as the regressive return to a universal primordial collective organization (xvi). Revisiting...