Chapter 4. The Sorrow of the Exile

Trinity, Memory, and Return

  1. Jonathan Tran

Published Online: 8 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324129.ch4

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) The Sorrow of the Exile, in The Vietnam War and Theologies of Memory: Time and Eternity in the Far Country, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324129.ch4

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:

  • the sorrow of the exile - trinity, memory and return;
  • project begun in the last - alternative to temporal desperation and violence characterizing Americans in Vietnam;
  • reported pandemic spread of communism - threatening fall of American interests around the globe;
  • killing, the only sure way to keep the dominos from falling;
  • culmination of God's self-giving - like America's manifest destiny;
  • language of time and eternity, exodus and return within eternal relations of the triune life;
  • trinity and mind;
  • analogical imagination of De Trinitate, knowledge of others and self-knowledge mutually informing one another;
  • Augustine's conception of time and eternity;
  • Augustine, relation between being and beings - in regione dissimilitudinis as qualitative difference between time and eternity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Trinity and Mind

  • Trinity and Forgetting

  • Forgetting God

  • Desire and Return

  • The Witness of the Martyrs

  • Authentic Temporality