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Karen Wright Marsh

September 30, 2019

Since its inauguration in 2008, the King Institute for Faith and Culture has sought to foster conversation about things that matter, joining town and gown as we bring guests who work at the intersections of Christian faith and culture: artists and ministers, scholars and writers, politicians and prophets.

Karen Wright Marsh is the author of Vintage Saints and Sinners, a compendium of 25 saints which, as Steve Garber says, “makes these saints out be sinners like us, people who long for honest faith, for honest hope, for honest love.”

Holding degrees in philosophy from Wheaton College and linguistics from the University of Virginia, she serves as the executive director and cofounder of Theological Horizons, a ministry that advances theological scholarship at the intersection of faith, thought, and life.

Centered at the Bonhoeffer House near the University of Virginia, Theological Horizons serves believers and seekers alike. Karen’s husband, Charles Marsh, was part of the King Institute program in 2017–2018.

Time and Location

9:15 a.m. – King Memorial Chapel
Unexpected Saints: C.S. Lewis, Sophie Scholl, and Juana Inés de la Cruz

7:00 p.m. – Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Alive to Life: Howard Thurman’s Vision of the Authentic Self