Jesus People, the Esalen Retreat Center, the Free Speech Movement, and Goddess worship are examples of religion California style. Likewise, the leaders of these movements – Lonnie Frisbee, Michael Murphy, Mario Savio, and Starkhawk – provide examples of California prophets. Their stories reveal the religious dimension of some distinctively California values.
Four Prophets: What the Free Speech Movement, Jesus Freaks, Esalen, and Goddess worship have in common
Philip Clayton is the Ingraham Professor at Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California. He is the author of several books, including The Predicament of Belief: Science, Philosophy, Faith and The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science.
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Philip Clayton; Four Prophets: What the Free Speech Movement, Jesus Freaks, Esalen, and Goddess worship have in common. Boom 1 December 2015; 5 (4): 72–77. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.72
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