Item #5556 Jesus Kommt!

Jesus Kommt!

Wuppertal: Aussaat Verlag GmbH, 1971. In pictorial wraps. 158 pp. 4 1/2 x 6 7/8 in. Text in German. Very good. Item #5556

San Francisco in the 1960s is most frequently associated with the hippie movement and the so-called "Summer of Love." A lesser known spiritual movement sprouted alongside it: a loose network of Evangelical groups eventually referred to as Jesus people or Jesus freaks (a term which, at the time, was not seen as pejorative). Although the movement first gained traction in San Francisco, particularly Haight-Ashbury, its nucleus quickly became Los Angeles. Leaders such as Arthur Blessitt and Tony and Susan Alamo set up shop on Sunset Strip, preaching on the street and opening coffee shops where converts congregated. The movement spread to northern Europe, where it remains active in Germany.

This German book is a testament to the movement’s international reach and contain essays on its growth and philosophy.