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UVa Prof. of Religious Studies Charles Marsh to Speak at ENC


RSS FeedCharles MarshThurs, September 25, 7:00 pm: Charles Marsh (Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia), "Building Beloved Community: The Christian Call to Humanity."  A free public lecture.  Shrader 15, Eastern Nazarene College, 23 East Elm Ave, Quincy, MA. Sponsored by the DeFreitas Foundation.

Charles Marsh is Professor of Religious and Theological Studies and Director of the Project on Lived Theology.  He is the author of a variety of books, including Reclaiming Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Promise of His Theology (Oxford, 1994); God's Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights (Princeton, 1997; 2008), which won the 1998 Grawemeyer Award in Religion;The Last Days: A Son's Story of Sin and Segregation at the Dawn of a New South (Basic, 2001); The Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice, from the Civil Rights Movement to Today (Basic, 2005); and Wayward Christian Soldiers: Freeing the Gospel from Political Captivity (Oxford, June 2007).  Marsh is currently in the early stages of writing a new biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  This will be first major trade biography in several decades of the German theologian and dissident.  The book will be published by Knopf.  He is also co- authoring a book with John M. Perkins titled Building Beloved Communities: The Witness of Peace and the Practices of Mercy in Post-Civil Rights America, to be published in Fall 2008 by Intervarsity Press.  Marsh has written articles for New York Times, the Boston Globe, Books and Culture, Christianity Today, and dozens of other newspapers and opinion journals.  

Professor Marsh will also be giving a talk on "Civil Rights and Religion" as part of the sandwich seminars at 12:30 in the ENC cafeteria.