Jesus People

The term Jesus People refers to a movement developed in the late 1960s and 1970s in the United States involving a number of Christian Fundamentalist-oriented groups. The movement then spread to many other countries around the globe as some of the larger Jesus Movement (JM) groups developed in size and resources and were able to spread their good news to other societies and cultures.

JM groups were composed of young, relatively affluent and well-educated, typically Caucasian, male individuals who had, for one reason or another, left their normal positions in society and were experimenting with a different lifestyle and value system. Most members of JM groups had been involved in the drug and sexual revolution subcultures, sometimes quite heavily and were also were typically protesting (and ...

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