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Into the Grey: The Left, Progressivism, and Christian Rock in Uptown Chicago
Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Boulevard, Morrow, GA 30260, USA
Received: 6 April 2012; in revised form: 10 May 2012 / Accepted: 24 May 2012 / Published: 8 June 2012
Abstract: Founded in 1972, Jesus People USA (JPUSA) is an evangelical “intentional community” located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Living out of a common purse arrangement, this inner-city commune strives to counter much of what the Right stands for. An expression of the Evangelical Left, the commune’s various expressions of social justice are popularized through the music produced by the community and their annual festival.
Keywords: evangelicalism; progressivism; progressive Christianity; Christian rock; Jesus Movement; communes; evangelical left
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Young, S.D. Into the Grey: The Left, Progressivism, and Christian Rock in Uptown Chicago. Religions 2012, 3, 498-522.
Young SD. Into the Grey: The Left, Progressivism, and Christian Rock in Uptown Chicago. Religions. 2012; 3(2):498-522.
Young, Shawn David. 2012. "Into the Grey: The Left, Progressivism, and Christian Rock in Uptown Chicago." Religions 3, no. 2: 498-522.