A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 21, 1971

FIFTEEN months ago, Richard Ostling, our New York-based religion reporter, was in San Francisco covering a meeting of Catholic bishops. While waiting out the closed-door sessions, Ostling took the opportunity to have a close look at Berkeley's colony of "Jesus Freaks." Our first major article on the movement appeared soon afterward. Continued exposure to the new genre convinced Ostling that there was much more to be said. Hence this week's cover story on the Jesus revolution.

Ostling found the contrast with covering more conventional religion stories profound "The movement," he says, "is amorphous, evasive, going on everywhere and nowhere." To...

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