A farmer, preacher, and bible scholar, Clarence Jordan (1912-1969) founded Koinonia Farm, a pacifist interracial Christian community in Georgia, in 1942. He is the author of the Cotton Patch Gospel, a translation of the New Testament into the vernacular of the American South.
Frederick L. Downing is head of the department of philosophy and religious studies at Valdosta State University in Georgia, and the author of three biographies: Clarence Jordan: A Radical Pilgrimage in Scorn of the Consequences; To See the Promised Land: The Faith Pilgrimage of Martin Luther King Jr.; and Elie Wiesel: A Religious Biography.
Includes biographical sketch and key selections from Clarence Jordan's talks and writings.
Accessible introduction to an unconventional pastor, antiracist community founder, innovative farmer.
Successful series: This volume follows similar books on Dorothy Day, Oscar Romero, Simone Weil, Abraham Joshua Heschel, and Amy Carmichael.
Affordable: price point is attractive to readers new to Jordan's message.