The Church With Aids / Edition 1

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Overview

This book looks at the experiences of people with AIDS as a means of examining the way Christianity views the problem and deals with it on both personal and community levels. This book begins by sharing the experience and ministry of those living with AIDS. Also presented is a series of theological reflections on what living with AIDS means for the renewal of the church. Russell also asks how the traditional church might be seen differently by those struggling with AIDS. The final section, is designed as a tool for study and discussion groups.

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This collection of essays by members of the Commission on Faith and Order of the National Council of Churches recounts their struggle to understand AIDS through biblical study, case study of persons with AIDS, reflection, and a search for the meaning of AIDS for the church. This struggle was occasioned in part by liaisons with the Metropolitan Community Churches (see below). AIDS is presented not only as a problem but also as a challenge for church renewal--so that the church becomes broader, freer, and less dualistic and the disease is not seen as God's instrument. Essential.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664251116
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1990
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Lexile: 1270L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author


Letty M. Russell was one of the world's foremost feminist theologians and a longtime member of the faculty of Yale Divinity School. She died on July 12, 2007, at age 77. She was one of the first women ordained in the United Presbyterian Church and served as pastor of the Presbyterian Church of the Ascension in East Harlem for ten years. She joined the faculty of Yale Divinity School in 1974 and retired in 2001. She wrote and edited numerous books, including Church in the Round: Feminist Interpretation of the Church, Dictionary of Feminist Theologies (with J. Shannon Clarkson),and Inheriting Our Mothers' Gardens: Feminist Theology in Third World Perspective (with Kwok Pui Lan, Ada Maria Isasi Dias, and Katie Cannon).
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