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Cotton Patch Parables of Liberation

Jordan, Clarence

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ISBN 10: 1606085336 / ISBN 13: 9781606085332
Published by Wipf and Stock 4/1/2009, 2009
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Paperback. New book. Previously published by Herald Press, 1976. 160 pages. 160 pp. Bookseller Inventory # W9781606085332

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Title: Cotton Patch Parables of Liberation

Publisher: Wipf and Stock 4/1/2009

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Soft cover

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When Jesus delivered his parables, he lit a stick of dynamite, covered it with a story about everyday life, and then left it with his audience. By the time his hearers fully unwrapped the parable, Jesus and his disciples were long gone. Clarence Jordan essentially retells these powerful parables in the language of the South in order to place modern readers in that same first-century situation. Properly understood, these Cotton Patch stories can liberate us into the kingdom of God from the cultural prisons of religion, wealth, and prejudice. After Jordan's death in 1969, Bill Lane Doulos took up the task to combine these Cotton Patch Version parables with appropriate excerpts from Jordan's sermons and with his own commentary which does well to pull everything together. In the end, Doulos and Jordan call readers into true discipleship, challenging them to explore the demands of kingdom life on a whole new level.

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Jordan is known for his Cotton Patch Version of the New Testament and as founder of Koinonia, an interracial farming community at Americus, Georgia.

Doulos is a former member of the board of directors of Koinonia. He spent three years as a staff instructor for Young Life Campaign in Pittsburgh before finishing his Master of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He began as a Presbyterian and later attended All Saints and joined the staff. He retired as its Executive Director in 1990.

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