The Acquittal of God

A Theology for Vietnam Veterans

By Uwe Siemon-Netto

The Acquittal of God

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  • ISBN: 9781606083642
  • Pages: 108
  • Publication Date: 12/1/2008
  • Retail Price: $15.00
Web Price: $12.00
Web Price: $12.00

The Acquittal of God

A Theology for Vietnam Veterans

By Uwe Siemon-Netto

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781606083642
  • Pages: 108
  • Publication Date: 12/1/2008
  • Retail Price: $15.00
Web Price: $12.00

About-

Many Vietnam veterans felt and, in fact, still feel rejected by their God and the church and betrayed by their nation and even their families. Using themes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's theology, Uwe Siemon-Netto explores the veterans' situation and argues for God's acquittal of the charge of abandoning the veterans during and after the war.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"This book provides an invaluable insight into the dynamics of the Vietnam veteran who returned to a nation torn by strife over the validity of his service. I recommend this to all who work with veterans, to the Vietnam veterans and their families, to chaplains, and, above all, to American clergy so that they can gain greater insight into what is going on in the mind and soul of the parishioner who carries the experience of Vietnam with him."
- Herbert B. Cleveland, Director of Chaplains, Department of Veterans Affairs

"A profound and readable theological analysis of the veterans' religious plight. We've already learned much of the emotional problems, economic disadvantages, and political struggles of the vets. Now Siemon-Netto guides us through their sufferings in terms of a theology of the cross. He draws upon his experience in Vietnam, his thorough acquaintance with Bonhoeffer, and his own original scholarship to guide us on an enriching spiritual journey.
- William P. Mahedy, author of Out of the Night: The Spiritual Journey of Vietnam Veterans

Contributors-

Uwe Siemon-Netto

Bio(s)-

Uwe Siemon-Netto was a journalist in Vietnam and covered the peace movement in the United States. He has served as a chaplain and therapist with veterans.

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