Introduction

  1. Jonathan Tran

Published Online: 8 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324129.ch

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

How to Cite

Tran, J. (2010) Introduction, in The Vietnam War and Theologies of Memory: Time and Eternity in the Far Country, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324129.ch

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405183208

Online ISBN: 9781444324129

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Keywords:

  • Vietnam War - “theologies of memory” and issues that Vietnam War raises;
  • theological language and its distortions - that speak of war as responsible;
  • theological questions about memory - how we make war unimaginable by rethinking how we practice time;
  • understanding time theologically - time as participant in and performative of trinitarian eternality;
  • time and eternity making space in memory - remembering the Vietnam War honestly;
  • war and how linguistic habits - making it possible, heroic and exciting;
  • Christian liturgy, offering an alternative to such habits;
  • discreetly mechanistic workings of time - machinations proving beneficial;
  • theoretical gap, engendering theological justifications of war;
  • theological scrutiny, complicating use of American Christians in perpetrating American wars