Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Paperback

A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Fascinating extracts from Bonhoeffer's letters and papers give a true sense of his momentous times and innermost thoughts

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Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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This elegantly written biography offers the most intimate, detailed, rounded and supremely human portrait yet painted of the great Christian thinker and martyr. Draws on writings only recently made accessible - including the correspondence between Bonhoeffer and his teen-age fiance, Maria von Wedemeyer. Fresh insights into the duplicity into which Bonhoeffer was drawn, with intriguing quotes from the bogus diary and letters he composed to distract the Gestapo from his real activities. Packed with fascinating extracts from Bonhoeffer's own letters and papers, creating a vivid sense of the momentous times in which he lived, and of his innermost thoughts and feelings at any given moment.

Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Charles Marsh was published by SPCK in August 2014 and is our 35828th best seller. The ISBN for Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer is 9780281073139.

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"A good biography takes a reader beyond the life of its subject into the times and places in which they lived. A great biography can leave us with the impression we know a stranger better than we know our friends. Charles Marsh's biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer does all these things. No recent biographer of Bonhoeffer knows his theology or his historical and intellectual context better than Charles Marsh who has, for the past two decades, been the finest Bonhoeffer scholar of his generation. Yet none of this would matter if one did not want to turn the pages. Strange Glory tells Bonhoeffer's story with accuracy and insight but more than that, it is a joy to read." - Stephen J. Plant, Dean of Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

About the Author: Charles Marsh

Charles Marsh is the Commonwealth Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia and director of the Project on Lived Theology. He was born in Mobile, Alabama and educated at Gordon College, Harvard University and the University of Virginia. He has served as the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Visiting Professor at Humboldt University, Berlin, and was a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow in the Creative Arts. Among his numerous books is "God's Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights", which won the 1998 Grawemeyer Award in Religion.


Details for Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Page last updated 13th January 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSPCK (August 2014)
Number of Pages512
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4293809
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