Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Religious Studies

First Advisor

Christopher White - Chair

Second Advisor

Louis Ruprecht

Third Advisor

Timothy Renick


This thesis examines current radical liberal Christian activism in the Southern United States through focusing upon a particular intentional community located in Atlanta, Georgia, The Open Door Community. Through praxis and reflection, this community has developed its own unique practice and theology that I have termed “Liberation Gospel.” This thesis analyzes and describes a unique community in order to understand where the community succeeds, and where it does not, in putting its theological beliefs into practice. This very liberal community does not distinguish between their politics and their theology.

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Religion Commons