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Marsh, Charles 1958-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 155 publications in 3 languages and 9,854 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BX4827.B57, 230.044092
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Most widely held works by Charles Marsh
Reclaiming Dietrich Bonhoeffer : the promise of his theology by Charles Marsh( )

28 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reclaiming Dietrich Bonhoeffer is certain to inspire a new consideration of Bonhoeffer's place in contemporary Christian theology. In this groundbreaking study, Charles Marsh offers a new way of reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer - a theologian who was executed for his role in the resistance against Hitler and the Nazis. Focusing on Bonhoeffer's extensive philosophical interests, Marsh examines his work in the context of the German philosophical tradition, from Kant through Hegel to Heidegger. With an eye on the contemporary debate about the self and community, Marsh argues that Bonhoeffer's description of human identity offers a compelling alternative to post-Kantian conceptions of selfhood. By evaluating Bonhoeffer's writings against the background of modern German philosophy, Marsh shows that Bonhoeffer, while working within the boundaries of Karl Barth's theology, provides both a powerful critique and an innovative redescription of the tradition of transcendental subjectivity. Attentive to past scholarly endeavors as well as to recent conversations in critical theory, philosophical hermeneutics, and systematic theology, this fresh and original study of Bonhoeffer will undoubtedly provoke important discussion not only in the theological academy and the church, but also in the broader forums of intellectual life. Offering the most in-depth scholarly study of Bonhoeffer in nearly twenty years, this book successfully reclaims his promise for contemporary theological inquiry
Wayward Christian soldiers : freeing the Gospel from political captivity by Charles Marsh( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Wayward Christian Soldiers, evangelical theologian Charles Marsh offers an indictment of the political activism of evangelical Christian leaders and churches in the United States. With emphasis on repentance and renewal, this book advises Christians how to understand past mistakes and to avoid making them in the future. The author offers a sobering contrast between the contemporary evangelical elite, which forms the core of the Republican Party, and the historic Christian tradition of respect for the mystery of God and appreciation for human fallibility. The author argues that the most prominent voices in American evangelicalism have arrogantly redefined Christianity on the basis of partisan politics rather than scripture and tradition. The role of politics in distorting the Christian message can be seen most dramatically in the invasion of Iraq, he argues: Some 87% of American evangelicals supported going to war, while every single evangelical church outside the United States opposed it. The Jesus who storms into Baghdad behind the wheel of a Humvee, Marsh points out, is not the Jesus of the Gospel. This book proposes that the renewal of American churches requires a season of concentrated attention to faith's essential affirmations--a time of hospitality, peacemaking, and contemplative prayer.--From publisher's description
The beloved community : how faith shapes social justice, from the civil rights movement to today by Charles Marsh( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U. Va. Religious Studies professor Marsh argues that the Civil Rights movement was, at its core, a Christian attempt to forge a "beloved community" of believers who identify with the poor and dispossessed and seek justice on their behalf. As his alternative telling unfolds, he introduces readers to a Martin Luther King Jr. they may not recognize (one who looked forward to a life of privilege and comfort until he was forced into leadership of the Montgomery Bus Boycott), as well as lesser-known figures such as Koinonia farm founder Clarence Jordan and Voices of Calvary founder John Perkins. Both of these men, like many others featured in the book, came to activism by way of Christian faith and belie the popular notion of "the civil rights movement as a secular movement that used religion to its advantage." Marsh laces his narrative with powerful critiques of secularism-among both activists and academics-and of white evangelical Christians for shallow, ineffectual concern for the poor and for people of color
Strange glory : a life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Charles Marsh( Book )

28 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the German pastor-theologian draws on new research to cover the 1930 visit to America that shaped his perspectives on faith and moral responsibility, his achievements as an anti-Nazi activist, and the plot against Hitler that would result in his execution
God's long summer : stories of faith and civil rights by Charles Marsh( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1964, the turmoil of the civil rights movement reached its peak in Mississippi, with activists across the political spectrum claiming that God was on their side in the struggle over racial justice. This was the summer when violence against blacks increased at an alarming rate and when the murder of three civil rights workers in Mississippi resulted in national media attention. Charles Marsh takes us back to this place and time, when the lives of activists on all sides of the civil rights issue converged and their images of God clashed. He weaves their voices into a gripping narrative: a Ku Klux Klansman, for example, borrows fiery language from the Bible to link attacks on blacks to his "priestly calling" a middle-aged woman describes how the Gospel inspired her to rally other African Americans to fight peacefully for their dignity a SNCC worker tells of harrowing encounters with angry white mobs and his pilgrimage toward a new racial spirituality called Black Power. Through these emotionally charged stories, Marsh invites us to consider the civil rights movement anew, in terms of religion as a powerful yet protean force driving social action. The book's central figures are Fannie Lou Hamer, who "worked for Jesus" in civil rights activism Sam Bowers, the Imperial Wizard of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Mississippi William Douglas Hudgins, an influential white Baptist pastor and unofficial theologian of the "closed society" Ed King, a white Methodist minister and Mississippi native who campaigned to integrate Protestant congregations and Cleveland Sellers, a SNCC staff member turned black militant. Marsh focuses on the events and religious convictions that led each person into the political upheaval of 1964. He presents an unforgettable American social landscape, one that is by turns shameful and inspiring. In conclusion, Marsh suggests that it may be possible to sift among these narratives and lay the groundwork for a new thinking about racial reconciliation and the beloved community. He maintains that the person who embraces faith's life-affirming energies will leave behind a most powerful legacy of social activism and compassion
Mobilizing for the common good : the lived theology of John M. Perkins by Peter Slade( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into a sharecropping family in New Hebron, Mississippi, in 1930, and only receiving a third-grade education, John M. Perkins has been a pioneering prophetic African American voice for reconciliation and social justice to America's white evangelical churches. Often an unwelcome voice and always a passionate, provocative clarion, Perkins persisted for forty years in bringing about the formation of the Christian Community Development Association--a large network of evangelical churches and community organizations working in America's poorest communities--and inspired the emerging generati
Lived theology : new perspectives on method, style, and pedagogy by Charles Marsh( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written as a two-year collaboration of the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia, this volume offers a series of illustrations and styles that distinguish Lived Theology in the broader conversation with other major approaches to the religious interpretation of embodied life."--Jacket
Theology and the practice of responsibility : essays on Dietrich Bonhoeffer( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcoming justice : God's movement toward beloved community by Charles Marsh( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian and theologian Charles Marsh and minister John Perkins examine God's vision of a just world and discuss how civil rights activists have led communities to peace and justice
Strange glory : a life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Charles Marsh( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the German pastor-theologian draws on new research to cover the 1930 visit to America that shaped his perspectives on faith and moral responsibility, his achievements as an anti-Nazi activist, and the plot against Hitler that would result in his execution
Philosophy and community in the early theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Charles Marsh( )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's long summer : stories of faith and civil rights by Charles Marsh( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Objectives for adult Christian education implied in Paul's concept of the nature of man by Charles Marsh( )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last days : a son's story of sin and segregation at the dawn of a new South by Charles Marsh( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE LAST DAYS is something entirely different in the voluminous literature of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. While scores of books have recorded the legal struggles and victories of the American Civil Rights movement through 1967, very few have talked about the fallout from these victories, how individual men, women and young adults struggled with the actual processes of integration on the personal level: in the homes, the schools, the churches, where people came face-to-face with racial hatred--with those who practiced it, and those who suffered from it. Seeking to come to terms with the haunting memories of his own childhood and adolescence in the mid-sixties and early-seventies in the deep South, Charles Marsh has crafted a gripping story of small town Southern life caught up in the whirlwind of the Civil Rights movement and heartbreaking memoir in which Marsh explores how good Christian folk acquiesced to the terror of the KKK and how his father, a prominent Baptist minister, eventually found the courage to share in the vision of a new South
Theology and the practice of responsibility : essays on Dietrich Bonhoeffer( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's long summer : stories of faith and civil rights by Charles Marsh( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the music, Marsh talks about his book God's long summer, which focuses on the religious motivations and arguments of leading figures in the civil rights movement in Mississippi in 1964. Followed by audience questions. At Square Books, Oxford, Miss., Oct. 23, 1997
Mobilized for the common good : the lived theology of John M. Perkins( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Born into a sharecropping family in New Hebron, Mississippi, in 1930, and only receiving a third-grade education, John M. Perkins has been a pioneering prophetic African American voice for reconciliation and social justice to America's white evangelical churches. Often an unwelcome voice and always a passionate, provocative clarion, Perkins persisted for forty years in bringing about the formation of the Christian Community Development Association--a large network of evangelical churches and community organizations working in America's poorest communities--and inspired the emerging generati
Dietrich Bonhoeffer : new perspectives of his life, thought, and promise by Charles Marsh( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rorty and the religious : Christian engagements with a secular philosopher( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Prior to his death in 2007, the self-described secular philosopher Richard Rorty began to modify his previous position concerning religion. Moving from "atheism" to "anti-clericalism," Rorty challenges the metaphysical assumptions that lend justification to abuses of power in the name of religion. Instead of dismissing and ignoring Rorty's challenge, the essays in this volume seek to enter into meaningful conversation with Rorty's thought and engage his criticisms in a constructive and serious way. In so doing, one finds promising nuggets within Rorty's thought for addressing particular questions within Christianity. The essays in this volume offer charitable yet fully confessional engagements with an impressive secular thinker." -- Publisher's description
Richard John Neuhaus, on judicial oligarchy & "the end of democracy" ... by Richard John Neuhaus( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Wayward Christian soldiers : freeing the Gospel from political captivity
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Wayward Christian soldiers : freeing the Gospel from political captivityThe beloved community : how faith shapes social justice, from the civil rights movement to todayGod's long summer : stories of faith and civil rightsWelcoming justice : God's movement toward beloved communityThe last days : a son's story of sin and segregation at the dawn of a new South
Alternative Names
Marsh, Charles Robert 1958-

Languages
English (145)

German (5)

Dutch (3)