Hippies of the Religious Right

Hippies of the Religious Right

From the Counterculture of Jerry Garcia to the Subculture of Jerry Falwell

by Preston Shires

287 pages

  • Hardcover
  • 9781481314640
  • Published: November 2020


  • Paperback
  • 9781932792577
  • Published: April 2007



This volume demonstrates that the Christian Right has a surprising past. Historical analysis reveals that the countercultural movements and evangelicalism share a common heritage. Shires warns that political operatives in both parties need to heed this fact if they hope to either, in the case of the Republican Party, retain their evangelical constituency, or, in the case of the Democratic Party, recruit new evangelical voters.