Gray Sabbath Hardback

Jesus People USA, Evangelical Left, and the Evolution of Christian Rock

by Shawn David Young;

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Gray Sabbath

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Formed in 1972, Jesus People USA is an evangelical Christian community that fundamentally transformed the American Christian music industry and the practice of American evangelicalism, which continues to evolve under its influence. In this fascinating ethnographic study, Shawn David Young replays not only the growth and influence of the group over the past three decades but also the left-leaning politics it developed that continue to serve as a catalyst for change. Jesus People USA established a still-thriving Christian commune in downtown Chicago and a ground-breaking music festival that redefined the American Christian rock industry. Rather than join "establishment" evangelicalism and participate in what would become the megachurch movement, this community adopted a modified socialism and embraced forms of activism commonly associated with the New Left. Today the ideological tolerance of Jesus People USA aligns them closer to liberalism than to the religious right, and Young studies the embodiment of this liminality and its challenge to mainstream evangelical belief.
He suggests the survival of this group is linked to a growing disenchantment with the separation of public and private, individual and community, and finds echoes of this postmodern faith deep within the evangelical subculture.

Gray Sabbath by Shawn David Young was published by Columbia University Press in September 2015. The ISBN for Gray Sabbath is 9780231172387.

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Details for Gray Sabbath

Page last updated 26th April 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherColumbia University Press (September 2015)
Number of Pages336
Thickness20 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4314238
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