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Westminster Religion & Christian Education Professor Published

Posted on Monday, September 4, 2000

Dr. Ann L. Coble, assistant professor of Christian education and religion at Westminster College, has had her Ph.D. dissertation, Cotton Patch for the Kingdom, accepted for publication.

The book centers around the life and ministry of Clarence Jordan, who founded a Christian farm community called Koinonia Farm in rural Georgia during the 1940s. It was from a visit to this farm in the 1960s that Millard Fuller began Habitat for Humanity. Jordan's storytelling ability and wonderful sense of humor is reflected in the book.

Release of Coble's book is expected in the summer of 2001.

Coble spent part of the summer investigating the life of Francis of Assissi, following his footsteps in Italy. The tour was sponsored by the Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry and was lead by an art and church historian.

She also spent three weeks in Cambridge, England, where she had access to the library at Tyndale House, which is a Christian study center.

Coble, who has been with Westminster College since 1999, earned her undergraduate degree from Washington University, her master's in divinity from the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a master's in theology from Covenant Theological Seminary, and her Ph.D. from Saint Louis University.