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Clarence Jordan: Essential Writings (Modern Spiritual Masters Series)

by Clarence Jordan

Clarence Jordan: Essential Writings (Modern Spiritual Masters Series)
Publication date: 2009-08-07
Number of pages: 176
ISBN: 9781570754975
A true American prophet Clarence Jordan (1912-1969) was reared in the heart of the Southern Baptist Church. He passed up the options of scholarship or traditional ministry to found an interracial Christian community in Americus, Georgia at a time when preaching racial justice and equality could spark violence. His cooperative farm was repeatedly attacked by the KKK and subject to a total economic boycott. Through his sermons and his so-called Cotton Patch version of the Gospels--a "dynamic" translation of his own setting Jesus' life in a Southern context Jordan laid out a revolutionary vision of Christian communityClarence Jordan