School of Religion
Worship and Music Ministry
Primary Subject Area
History, United States; Music
The Jesus Movement, Music
Other American Studies | Other Music | Other Religion | United States History
Few recent historical developments have had as much impact on American Evangelical Christianity as the Jesus Movement. Dating back only a few decades, this movement resulted in the conversion of many countercultural youth and the consequent revitalization of many American churches. One of the greatest impacts of the Jesus Movement was its new music which came to be known as “Jesus Music.”
This thesis describes the history of the Jesus Movement and the musical impact it had on American Evangelical Christianity.