The Vietnam War and Theologies of Memory: Time and Eternity in the Far Country / Edition 1

The Vietnam War and Theologies of Memory: Time and Eternity in the Far Country / Edition 1

by Jonathan Tran
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405183209

ISBN-13: 9781405183208

Pub. Date: 05/17/2010

Publisher: Wiley

The Vietnam War and Theologies of Memory develops a theological analysis of the American war in Vietnam and constructs a Christian account of memory in relation to this tragic conflict.

  • An elegantly written reflection of memory and forgiveness, this unique work explores the ecclesial practice of memory in relation to the American war in Vietnam

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The Vietnam War and Theologies of Memory develops a theological analysis of the American war in Vietnam and constructs a Christian account of memory in relation to this tragic conflict.

  • An elegantly written reflection of memory and forgiveness, this unique work explores the ecclesial practice of memory in relation to the American war in Vietnam
  • Questions how and why we choose to remember atrocity, and asks whether it is ever ethical to simply forget
  • Explores the theological categories of time and eternity, and the ideas of thinkers including Aquinas, Augustine, and Barth
  • Reveals broader insights about history, memory, and redemption
  • Resonates beyond the field of theological inquiry by offering a broader analysis of war entirely relevant to our time

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405183208
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/17/2010
Series:
Challenges in Contemporary Theology Series, #19
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Pt. I Time and Its Discontents 13

1 Our Time in Vietnam 15

2 Killing Time 35

Pt. II Created Time 57

3 Christological Time 59

4 The Sorrow of the Exile: Trinity, Memory, and Return 94

Pt. III Memory and the Americans in Vietnam 121

5 Swing Our Lives with a Story: Memory and Narrative 123

6 Re-performing the Dark Night of the Soul: Memory and Liturgy 167

7 Eucharistic Re-membering: Memory and Politics 201

Index 282

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