The Power of Cults: The Reverend Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple and Jonestown

Arre Fonteyne, Sebastian Ejsing, Frederik NordbjÆrg, Fadrique Avalle-Arce, Dominic Cillo & Daniel Turner

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In an effort to better understand the horrific events of the Jonestown mass suicide of 1978, we have examined the People Temple and its leader Jim Jones, as well as cults and their leadership in general. Utilizing both a historical overview as well as psychological and cultural theories, we have concluded that nearly anyone can be susceptible to the allure of a cult or new religious movement that promises a better life, but the combination of a charismatic leader with a cult such as the Peoples Temple almost invariably will result in a violent and tragic end.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato28 maj 2015
VejledereSusanne Jacobsen Perez


  • Peoples Temple
  • Jonestown
  • Jim Jones
  • Cults