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The Jesus Movement was the major Christian element within the hippie counter-culture, or, conversely, the major hippie element within The Body of Christ. Members of the movement are called Jesus People, or Jesus Freaks. The movement arose on the West Coast of the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and spread primarily through North America and Europe, before dying out by the early 1980s. The Jesus Movement left a legacy of various denominations and other Christian organizations, an impact on the development of both the Christian right and the Christian left, and Jesus Music, which greatly influenced contemporary Christian music. The worship services in the Jesus Movement paved the way for the development of modern worship music. The term "Jesus Movement" is also used to refer to the early followers of Jesus.
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