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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 25, Virtual item 35, Q956pt1- Los Angeles sermon (Fall 1973) | Special Collections & University Archives

 
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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 25, Virtual item 35, Q956pt1- Los Angeles sermon (Fall 1973)
Date:
Fall 1973
Description:

This service in which Jim Jones speaks to the members of Peoples Temple in Los Angeles during the fall of 1973 includes most of the elements of a Jones address: reflections on his healing and miracle powers, the health and social benefits of belonging to Peoples Temple, the social gospel mixed with political commentary, the use of the Bible to discredit the veracity of the Bible, snippets of an autobiography, and thundering castigation of people who disagree with him. The tape begins in mid-sentence with the testimonial of a man, later identified as Bishop Crane, a man the support of whom Jones will refer back to in sermons to come in the years ahead. The man praises the works of Jim Jones and the beauties of Redwood Valley, and thanks both God and Jim Jones for his recovery.Jones follows the testimonial with a summary of some of his recent healings, including three or four women of breast cancer, others of crippling diseases, and still others raised from the dead. His tone is warm and inviting.

Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.

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Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
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ms-0183_25.35pt1
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Special Collections & University Archives
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The Jonestown Institute
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