Download e-book for kindle: Gray Sabbath: Jesus People USA, Evangelical Left, and the by Shawn David Young

By Shawn David Young

Formed in 1972, Jesus humans united states is an evangelical Christian group that essentially reworked the yankee Christian tune and the perform of yank evangelicalism, which keeps to conform below its impact. during this interesting ethnographic research, Shawn David younger replays not just the expansion and impression of the crowd during the last 3 many years but in addition the left-leaning politics it built that proceed to function a catalyst for change.

Jesus humans united states demonstrated a still-thriving Christian commune in downtown Chicago and a ground-breaking song pageant that redefined the yank Christian rock undefined. instead of subscribe to "establishment" evangelicalism and perform what may turn into the megachurch stream, this group followed a transformed socialism and embraced types of activism mostly linked to the recent Left. at the present time the ideological tolerance of Jesus humans united states aligns them towards liberalism than to the spiritual correct, and younger reviews the embodiment of this liminality and its problem to mainstream evangelical trust. He indicates the survival of this staff is associated with a turning out to be disenchantment with the separation of private and non-private, person and neighborhood, and reveals echoes of this postmodern religion deep in the evangelical subculture.

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