- Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (2014)
- Welcoming Justice (2009) with John M. Perkins and Philip Yancey
- Wayward Christian Soldiers: Freeing the Gospel from Political Captivity (2008)
- God’s Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights (2008)
- The Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice from the Civil Rights Movement to Today (2006)
- The Last Days: A Son’s Story of Sin and Segregation at the Dawn of a New South (2002)
- Reclaiming Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Promise of His Theology (1996)
Charles Marsh grew up in Laurel, Mississippi (1967 to 1973). His father was a minister at First Baptist
Church of Laurel. Several prominent members of the KKK attended his father’s church in the 1960’s. The family moved to Atlanta in 1978.
Marsh graduated from Gordon College in Massachusetts with a degree in English literature and philosophy. He went on to study religion at Harvard Divinity School and philosophy at the University of Virginia.
He served on the faculty of the Theology Department at Loyola College in Maryland as well as theologian-in-residence at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore.His book, God’s Long Summer, won the 1998 Grawemeyer Award in Religion.
Marsh currently teaches religion at the University of Virginia. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
- Description of “The Last Days” on Mississippi Civil Rights Project website
- Interview with Marsh (2014) The Clarion Ledger
- Was Dietrich Bonhoeffer Gay? Charles Marsh Biography Raises Questions (2013) Huffington Post
- Charles Marsh signs Strange Glory (Square Books, 2014)
- Giving Evangelicals a Peace of His Mind: An Interview with Charles Marsh (2007)