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Who created it? Eskridge, Larry, 1954-
What's it called? God's forever family : the Jesus people movement in America / Larry Eskridge.
Who published it? New York : Oxford University Press, [2018].
Edition info! Paperback edition
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  277.3082 Esk  AVAILABLE
What's it like? xii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Helpful notes! Includes index.
What's in it? Introduction: Remembering the Jesus generation -- "God knocked me off my metaphysical ass": the first "Jesus freaks" in San Francisco -- Jesus comes to Haight-Ashbury -- " ... and your sons and your daughters shall prophecy": the Jesus people movement in southern California, 1968-1969 -- Unto Seattle, Milwaukee, New Jersey, and the uttermost parts: the Jesus people movement goes nationwide -- It only takes a spark: the Jesus people movement in the national spotlight -- The Jesus kids: the Jesus people movement becomes evangelical youth culture, 1971-1974 -- Division in the camp: the Jesus people vs. the children of God -- Sweet, sweet song of salvation: music and the Jesus people -- I wish we'd all been ready: the Jesus people fade from view -- God's forever family: the long-term impact of the Jesus people movement -- Appendix: Jesus People survey: tabulations and comments.
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references and index.
What's it about? "The Jesus People movement was a unique combination of the hippie counterculture and evangelical Christianity. It first appeared in the famed "Summer of Love" of 1967, in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, and spread like wildfire in Southern California and beyond, to cities like Seattle, Atlanta, and Milwaukee. In 1971 the growing movement found its way into the national media spotlight and gained momentum, attracting a huge new following among evangelical church youth, who enthusiastically adopted the Jesus People persona as their own. Within a few years, however, the movement disappeared and was largely forgotten by everyone but those who had filled its ranks. God's Forever Family argues that the Jesus People movement was one of the most important American religious movements of the second half of the 20th-century. Not only do such new and burgeoning evangelical groups as Calvary Chapel and the Vineyard trace back to the Jesus People, but the movement paved the way for the huge Contemporary Christian Music industry and the rise of "Praise Music" in the nation's churches. More significantly, it revolutionized evangelicals' relationship with youth and popular culture. Larry Eskridge makes the case that the Jesus People movement not only helped create a resurgent evangelicalism but must be considered one of the formative powers that shaped American youth in the late 1960s and 1970s."--Back cover.
Helpful subjects! Jesus People -- United States.
United States -- Church history -- 20th century.
Special numbers! 0190881356
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