Project director Charles Marsh began the celebration of Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia on April 24, at The Haven. This successful event brought out over 200 community members for a reading, signing and reception. New Dominion Bookshop hosted the book sales and A Pimento catered the event.
From there he made stops at City Seminary and New York Theological Seminary in New York City and continued the following two weeks with stops at southern independent book stores and congregations.
After a brief pause for U.Va. graduation and some time with his family in Charlottesville, Charles resumed his book tour with appearances in Winston-Salem and Raleigh, North Carolina. He finished up this current stage of the tour with two Sunday lectures: one at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. on June 1st and the other at Trinity Church in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 8th.
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“Bonhoeffer was most taken by the Lincoln Memorial, its ‘enormously imposing’ and exaggerated image of Lincoln, ‘ten or twenty times larger than life,’ and ‘brightly illumined at night, in a mighty hall.’ Bonhoeffer said he would not have believed Americans capable of such a thing.”
Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer was published on April 29, 2014 by Alfred A. Knopf. Charles Marsh, director of the Project on Lived Theology, powerfully brings to life the struggles, triumphs, and transformations of Dietrich Bonhoeffer—German pastor, dissident, and conspirator in the resistance against Hitler and the Nazi party. No other theologian has crossed as many boundaries as Bonhoeffer while remaining exuberantly, generously Christian.