Author event with Charles Marsh, author of Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Please join Parnassus Books in welcoming author Charles Marsh for a discussion and signing of his new book, Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.In the decades since his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor, theologian, and anti-Hitler conspirator, has become one of the most widely read and inspiring Christian thinkers of our time. Now, drawing on extensive new research, Strange Glory offers a definitive account, by turns majestic and intimate, of this modern icon. Charles Marsh brings Bonhoeffer to life in his full complexity for the first time. With a keen understanding of the multifaceted writings, often misunderstood, as well as the imperfect man behind the saintly image, here is a nuanced, exhilarating, and often heartrending portrait that lays bare Bonhoeffer's flaws and inner torment, as well as the friendships and the faith that sustained and finally redeemed him. Strange Glory is a momentous achievement. Charles Marsh is a professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia and director of the Project on Lived Theology. He is the author of seven previous books, including God's Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights, which won the 1998 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Marsh was a recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship in 2009 and the 2010 Ellen Maria Gorrissen Berlin Prize fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.  

Event date: 
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
3900 Hillsboro Pike
37215 Nashville
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Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307269812
Availability: Special Order
Published: Alfred A. Knopf - April 29th, 2014