Alongside counterculture and youth liberation movements, an evangelical youth movement called the Jesus Movement emerged in the late sixties and early seventies to offer an alternative path for their contemporaries: Spiritual Revolution. In their advocating for this form of resistance, which required spiritual liberation as the first step for institutional change, the Jesus People, and their observers, engaged in the progress, power, and resistance discourse of the Cold War. While many consider the Jesus Movement an American phenomenon, the Jesus People, like many youths at the time, were mobile. By the movement’s decline in 1975, Jesus People had reached areas in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. With a global approach to this research, the author examines Jesus People alternative press and mainstream press, both Christian and “secular,” to discover how the Jesus Movement was as a platform to grapple with the modern and post-modern.
|Commitee:||Rostam-Kolayi, Jasmin, Neufeld, Stephen|
|School:||California State University, Fullerton|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/3(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||World History, American history, Religious history|
|Keywords:||Christian, Counterculture, Evangelical, Jesus Movement, Jesus People, Liberation theology|
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