Chapter 3. Christological Time

  1. Jonathan Tran

Published Online: 8 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324129.ch3

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) Christological Time, in The Vietnam War and Theologies of Memory: Time and Eternity in the Far Country, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324129.ch3

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:

  • Christological time - creating time;
  • twentieth century's revolutionary reconsiderations of temporality - Martin Heidegger and Karl Barth's new beginnings;
  • “The Detemporalization of Time” - Weber lamenting, dissipating civic responsibility as evidenced by a waning modern university;
  • World War I to the American war in Vietnam - Western civilization foraging through debris of a wrecked universality;
  • Wittgenstein, declaring limits of one's language - the limits of one's world;
  • Martin Heidegger's re-thinking - disclosing suppression of temporality and historicity in dominant metaphysical systems of the West from Plato to Rudolf Carnap;
  • Goodness of Death - uniqueness of human life, understood by uniqueness of human death;
  • Heidegger, passing the phenomenological project of Husserl - conceiving the world as mystical and enchanted;
  • Spiritual Life of the Age - Kierkegaardian moment initiating an overturning of the onto-theological ascendancy of reason;
  • a time of idols - place for freedom between divestitures of the future and incessant death of the past

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • “The Detemporalization of Time”

  • Being and Time

  • The Goodness of Death

  • The Spiritual Life of the Age

  • A Time of Idols

  • The Fragility of Time