Jesus People Movement Oral History

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The Jesus People Movement is one of the most significant American religious phenomena of the postwar period.

Larry Eskridge, Author of God’s Forever Family

At one of the most turbulent points in American history,

revival broke out among some of the most unlikely men and women. In less than a decade and spreading out across the globe, the Jesus People Movement had revolutionized Christian music and worship, injected a renewed boldness for evangelism, and revived aspects of church life that had begun to grow stagnant Understudied and underappreciated, many of this revival’s most compelling stories remain untold even as they remain critical to understanding the church today.

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To capture the stories of the Jesus People Movement,

the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center partnered with the Study of the Work and Ministry of the Holy Spirit Today to interview those who experienced the revivals first-hand. With over sixty interviews, this oral history of the movement aims to help people understand what it felt like to be in the midst of such a dynamic and complex movement.

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To celebrate the legacy of the Jesus People movement

and to seek a fresh word for the Church today, Biola University is hosting the Ablaze Conference on October 7 to 9, 2021. This three-day conference will offer the opportunity to learn from leading ministry leaders, scholars, and former leaders of the movement as they explore themes of the movement.

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