Research paper

A Sample Paper Outline is Included in These Guidelines Below!!

Format: 200 to 250 word discussion of your topic. Double-spaced. Aim to include your major research question. Please include a brief bibliography of three to four academic sources. Please note that not all web resources are academic. You will want to spend some time early on in the process of working on this paper determining what sources will work best for your topic as well as which sources are credible, reliable, and scholarly.

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
Research paper
Just from $13/Page
Order Essay

Suggested Research Paper Topics

David Koresh and Waco

Religious Fundamentalism and the Rise of the Christian Right

Apocalyptic World Views: Comparative Perspectives

Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Jonestown

The Solar Temple and Apocalyptic Violence

Sayyid Qutb

Sample Research Paper Outline

    Jonestown was attractive to many people because of the charismatic leadership of Jim Jones.  Few, however, could have expected the tragic end of the People’s Temple in 1978.  In my research paper, I will explore whether or not Jonestown was a cult or an apocalyptic religious movement.  Using autobiographical accounts of former members of the People’s Temple and other works, my paper will examine three issues: who joins cults, the steps of indoctrination, and the utopian message of an apocalyptic religious system of beliefs.  I am also especially interested in examining what Appel calls the “physiology of brainwashing” because it seems that this approach will help to understand the different reactions from the general public, members, and ex-members to the People’s Temple as a “cult”.

Preliminary Bibliography

Apocalypse Observed. Eds. J. Hall. P. Schuyler, & S. Trinh. Routledge Press, 200.

E. Barker.  New Religious Movements.  London, 1989.

W. Appel.  Cults in America.  Holt, 1983.

D. Chidester.  Salvation and Suicide.  Indiana University Press, 2003.

Order your essay today and save 25% with the discount code: NOVE

Order a unique copy of this paper

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
Top Academic Writers Ready to Help
with Your Research Proposal
Live Chat+1(978) 822-0999EmailWhatsApp

Order your essay today and save 20% with the discount code GREEN

paket wisata banyuwangi minyak lintah nusa penida tour bromo ijen tour loker situbondo slot gacor slot bonus 100 togel taiwan slot online bandar togel online charcoal briquettes istanaimpian rajabandot kingdomtoto Key4d lotus4d olxtoto