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The Religious Affiliation of Singer
Janis Joplin


Singer Janis Joplin was raised in the Stone-Campbell religious body known as the "Churches of Christ" (individual congregations are typically identified as a "church of Christ").

From: Don Haymes, "RE: cultural history--our novelists, poets, artists and actors?", written 9 January 1998, post in "Stone-Campbell Archives" section on the Abilene Christian University website (http://www.bible.acu.edu/s-c/Default.asp?Bookmark=18131; viewed 16 March 2005):

...you will probably want to look into Dale A Jorgenson, Theological and Aesthetic Roots in the Stone-Campbell Movement (Kirksville MO: Thomas Jefferson University Press, 1989).

I reviewed this work... shortly after its publication. DAJ [Dale A Jorgenson] is Elmer Jorgenson's nephew. He is not a historian and is heavily dependent on Leroy Garrett. He does, however, attempt a coherent Campbellite aesthetic, historically and theologically. DAJ... does not notice [in this book]... the musicians [from a Churches of Christ background] Janis Joplin, Roy Orbison, and Dale Clevenger.

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