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Jim Jones as a Prophet November 18, 1978 it all ended. Jim Jones and his followers committed mass suicide in Guyana, South America. The background of Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple is still studied a terrific deal now. Why did all those folks follow Jones? Were they pressured, were that they brain washed, or was Jones just that charismatic. Within this paper we'll dig deep into Jonestown and answer a few of those questions. We'll be using Max Webber's article "The Prophet" find out if Jones was a healer, even if so what type of prophet was he. We will also compare and contrast Webber's notions of charismatic leadership with a try to comprehend Jim's activities, successes, and failures. Jones started off at Indiana a branch of the Methodist Church. Jones separated by the church because the Methodist church didn't want to let integration of whites and blacks. When Jones finally separated from the church and began his own church known as the public temple. Here everyone was welcome. Jones thought that it was his ethical duty to integrate the church that they manner that God wanted it. He demanded obedience because his ethical duty. Due to these matters Jones was a moral prophet when he resided in Indiana. When Jones discovered that his church had more growth potential in California in which the black population has been much larger. They packed up the church and headed to California. This is where Jones took more of an aggressive approach to recruiting of people. In addition, he developed a stronger energy fixation and would do anything to get a bigger congregation. Jones had mended healings to make him seem god-like and to h.. .