[Cosmocentric Cult and Black Religion by C. Eric Lincoln] (audio)

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Boston. C. Eric Lincoln presentation, [Cults]. Tape 2 of 10


C. Eric Lincoln

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In this audio recording, C. Eric Lincoln presents a paper on Cosmocentric cults. In the presentation he discusses Jim Jones and the Jonestown massacre. He also talks about charismatic leaders like Father Divine and Daddy Grace.

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00:00:04 Audio begins with an unidentified man introducing C. Eric Lincoln.

00:04:23 C. Eric Lincoln introduces his paper topic “Cosmocentric Cult and Black Religion” and talks about the Jonestown cult.

00:17:21 Talks about surviving relatives of Jonestown suicide and Black churches that lost members to Jonestown.

00:27:29 Talks about denominations, sects, and cults.

00:33:00 Talks about leaders of the Cosmocentric cult such as Father Divine, Daddy Grace, Elijah Muhammad and Jim Jones.

01:08:08 Questions from the audience.

01:30:26 Audio ends.


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