Athol Gill was a professor of New Testament at Whitley College at the University of Melbourne in Australia when this interview appeared. He was interviewed by Jim Wallis in Washington, D.C., in February 1986.
Gill was a founder of both the House of Freedom community in Brisbane, which began in 1971, and the House of the Gentle Bunyip, which began in 1975 in Melbourne.The House of the Gentle Bunyip, of which Athol, his wife, Judith, and their two children, Jonathan and Kirsten, were part, began when the three leaders of the House of Freedom were sent by their community to begin new communities elsewhere in Australia. Athol had been invited to a new teaching position in Melbourne, and so he began the House of the Gentle Bunyip there. -- The Editors