Lutheran Writers Project to Feature Charles Marsh

Charles Marsh, Strange Glory, book launch, BonhoefferA Roanoke College Symposium

Dietrich Bonhoeffer composed poems and works of fiction while imprisoned under the Nazis, but little scholarly interest has heretofore been devoted to these works. Charles Marsh opens up the inquiry in a lecture on February 28, 2017, as part of the Lutheran Writers Project at Roanoke College. Entitled “Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Literary Endeavors,” the presentation will begin at 7:00 pm in the Pickle Lounge of the Colket Center with respondents Dr. Robert Schultz and Dr. Sarah Wilson to follow.

A two-fold series, the Lutheran Writers Project will also hold a panel on “Contemporary Literature and Faith” with the celebrated novelist Darcey Steinke, prize winning poet Dr. Thomas Gardner, and noted poet Dr. Robert Cording with visiting theologian Sarah Wilson and Roanoke College’s Robert Schultz. The events are sponsored by the Lutheran Writers Project at Roanoke College, Department of English, the Blakely Endowment, Benne Center for Religion & Society and the Jordan Endowment.

Visit Roanoke College’s event listing for more information, or contact Dr. Paul Hinlicky at with any inquiries. For a listing of Charles Marsh’s other spring lectures, click here.

Charles Marsh is the Commonwealth Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia and the director of the Project on Lived Theology. His research interests include modern Christian thought, religion and civil rights, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and lived theology. His publications include Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (2014) and God’s Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights (1997), which won the 1998 Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

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