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

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

Author(s): Jonathan Tran

Published Online: 8 APR 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405183208

Online ISBN: 9781444324129

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324129

About this Book

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

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