Redeeming the Soul of America? Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Promise of an Engaged Scholar

A public lecture by Charles Marsh, University of Virginia.

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Umrath Lounge Washington University in St. Louis

One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63130


About Charles Marsh

Charles Marsh is a professor of religious studies and director of the Project of Lived Theology at the University of Virginia.  He is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and the University of Virginia, where he earned his PhD in 1989.

Marsh’s numerous books include God’s Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights (1997) which won the 1998 Grawemeyer Award in Religion; The Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice, from the Civil Rights Movement to Today (2005); Wayward Christian Soldiers: Freeing the Gospel from Political Captivity (2007); and a memoir, The Last Days: A Son’s Story of Sin and Segregation at the Dawn of a New South (2001).  Marsh is currently writing Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  He was a 2009 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in the Creative Arts and a 2010 Ellen Maria Gorrissen Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.


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    Director and John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities