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Special Presentation
Dr. Charles Marsh on “A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.”
April 8, 2015
 
You are invited to a special event on Wednesday April 8 marking the 70th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

Easter Vespers at 6:00 P.M.
Presentation at 7:00 P.M.

University of Virginia Professor of Religious Studies Dr. Charles Marsh will speak on his critically acclaimed biography Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Bonhoeffer, a leader in the Confessing Church was martyred by the Nazis for his involvement in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Dr. Marsh will explore the theological contributions of Bonhoeffer, one of one of the 20th century’s leading theological minds, in his day and context, and for our own.

Barnes and Nobel will offer specially discounted hardcover and paperback editions of Dr. Marsh's Strange Glory beginning at 5:30 P.M. in the Living Room.
Praise for Strange Glory

"A marvelous biography, a page-turner, beautifully written. Strange Glory not only makes Dietrich Bonhoeffer come alive, but also offers us an intimate and very perceptive look into his mind and spirit. Charles Marsh confronts the complexities of Bonhoeffer's resistance to the Third Reich with an unsentimental eye, allowing us to see why this martyred pastor and theologian has so much to offer to our increasingly godless world."

Carolos Eire
T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of
History and Religious Studies
Yale University

“Truly beautiful and heartbreaking . . . [Marsh] has a rare talent for novelistic detail – which requires a genuine creative imagination as well as scrupulously documented research . . . (the notes alone are a treasure of information) . . . [and] very properly emphasizes the importance of [Bonhoeffer's] volatile, visionary thoughts.
. . . It’s inspiring to almost feel Bonhoeffer slipping verses or notes of comfort into the sweaty hands of fellow prisoners either coming or going from torture . . . [An] excellent biography . . . a splendid book . . . [and] one hell of a story.”

Christian Wiman
The Wall Street Journal