Author: Tim Miller


Tim Miller teaches in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas and is a historian of American intentional communities. His books include The Quest for Utopia in Twentieth-Century America and The 60s Communes: Hippies and Beyond, both published by Syracuse University Press, and The Encyclopedic Guide to American Intentional Communities, published in 2013 by Richard Couper Press. Articles by Tim Miller include: Visions of Utopia, Part Two (Issue # 143) A Communitarian Conundrum (Issue # 151) Creative Spirituality in American Communities of the Past (Issue # 154) The Limits of Diversity (Issue # 155) The Values of Shared Ownership (Issue # 159)

The Values of Shared Ownership

Posted on June 7, 2013 by

Shared ownership—including of real estate—has many practical benefits.


The Limits of Diversity

Posted on June 7, 2012 by
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If we are truly committed to diversity, we need to stop labeling people who hold religious ideas unlike our own as “cultists,” and start practicing the tolerance we preach.


Creative Spirituality in American Communities of the Past

Posted on March 7, 2012 by

If you haven’t heard of hollow earth theory, zig-zag-and-swirl, B-FICs, or
bathing bans, you’ve missed out on some of the more distinctive contributions
of communal spirituality.


A Communitarian Conundrum

Posted on June 7, 2011 by
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Despite widespread desire for community, structural and cultural obstacles to intentional community in the modern world loom large.


Visions of Utopia, Part Two

Posted on June 7, 2009 by

Author: Tim Miller Published in Communities Magazine Issue #143 Visions of Utopia, Part Two Experiments in Sustainable Culture A Documentary by Geoph Kozeny Available from store.ic.org or 1-800-995-8342. ($30 plus shipping; or $50 plus shipping for Parts One and Two together; additional discount available to FIC Members.) Geoph Kozeny lived in community for more than… Read More