Suffering for Others While Making Others Suffer: Military Narratives of Sacrifice

Jan Grimell

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Abstract

Voices from theology seldom participate in a contemporary conversation on military cultures and identities; this article attempts to stimulate this conversation from such a perspective. The article combines a literature review with narratives of sacrifice from real-life cases. It presents a reflective perspective on the formation of military identities with regard to responsibilities and sacrifices. Forgiveness and atonement are discussed as pathways to cultivate growth which can lessen feelings of guilt and regret.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-40
Number of pages11
JournalThe journal of pastoral care & counseling : JPCC
Volume73
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Military
  • narratives of sacrifice
  • pastoral care
  • veteran

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