Charles Marsh to Deliver 25th Annual Harry Vaughan Smith Lectures

Charles MarshA three-part Dietrich Bonhoeffer lecture series at Mercer University

On February 16 and 17, 2016, Charles Marsh will deliver Mercer University’s 25th annual Harry Vaughan Smith Distinguished Visiting Professor of Christianity Lectures in Macon, Georgia.

The lecture series is titled “Dietrich Bonhoeffer: New Perspectives of His Life, Thought and Promise” and will be presented by the Roberts Department of Christianity in Mercer’s College of Liberal Arts.

All three lectures  will be held in Newton Chapel. All are free and open to the public. Visit Mercer University’s website for more information regarding event details and location.

The scheduled lectures are as follows:

Tuesday Feb 16 

10:50 am: “‘I heard the Gospel preached in the Negro churches of America’: Bonhoeffer’s Spiritual Awakening”

7:30 pm: “Theological Storm Troopers on the March: Bonhoeffer’s Protest against the Nazi’s Twisted Cross”

Wednesday Feb 17

10:00 am: “‘Are we still of any use?’: Bonhoeffer’s Final Questions and Christian Witness in the 21st Century”

The Harry Vaughan Smith Distinguished Visiting Professorship was established in 1990 to commemorate Dr. and Mrs. Harry Vaughan Smith’s lifelong commitment to Mercer University.

Charles Marsh is the Commonwealth Professor of Religious Studies and the director of the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia. 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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