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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): 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): 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): 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): 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...