Were the Jesus People Pentecostals?

A Review of the Evidence


  • Stephen J. Hunt University of the West of England




Jesus Movement, neo-Pentecostalism


This paper considers the nature of the short-lived Jesus People movement and its historical contribution to Christian revivalism by over-viewing the rather fragmented documentation provided by extant surveys, along with further contextual information and evidence provided by more recent sources.

Author Biography

Stephen J. Hunt, University of the West of England

Stephen Hunt took up his post at the University of the West of England in 2001 after teaching in the Sociology Department at the University of Reading for thirteen years. He has also taught in the Religious Studies Department at the University of Surrey, Roehampton. He received his doctorate on healing in American Pentecostal movements in 1995 at the University of Reading. Since that time he has developed an interest in the Sociology of Religion, particularly the areas of contemporary Christianity and New Religious Movements.


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How to Cite

Hunt, S. (2009). Were the Jesus People Pentecostals? A Review of the Evidence. PentecoStudies, 7(1), 1–33. https://doi.org/10.1558/ptcs.v7i1.1