Charles Marsh

Charles Marsh is the Commonwealth Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia and director of the Project on Lived Theology. He was born in Mobile, Alabama and educated at Gordon College, Harvard University and the University of Virginia. He has served as the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Visiting Professor at Humboldt University, Berlin, and was a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow in the Creative Arts. Among his numerous books is "God's Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights", which won the 1998 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. His most recent book, "Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer" was published on May 1, 2014 by Knopf/Random House.

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Charles Marsh: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Eternity's Child - An Excerpt from "Strange Glory"

Friday June 27, 2014
When he was a young child, and his family rented a sprawling villa near the university clinics in Breslau, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his twin sister, Sabine, lay awake at night trying to imagine eternity. The ritual eventually became a game, with each child concentrating on the word to clear the mind of distractions.

David Crumm: The Charles Marsh interview on Dietrich Bonhoeffer and ”˜Strange Glory’

Friday June 27, 2014
ReadTheSpirit online magazine recommends Charles Marsh’s new biography, 'Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer' published by Knopf. Marsh compellingly tells the story of Bonhoeffer’s deep Christian faith, but he also more clearly describes Bonhoeffer’s life-changing experiences while studying for a year in the U.S.