Ann Coble is a Lecturer of Religion at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. She studied Clarence Jordan and Koinonia Farm for her Ph.D. dissertation at Saint Louis University, graduating in 1999. Her work was published in 2001 under the title Cotton Patch for the Kingdom. Her areas of study are historical theology, American church history, and New Testament. Like Clarence Jordan, she is interested in communal living, pacifism, and fighting racism. Additional interests include Celtic spirituality, ethics, and spirituality in young adult fiction.