Reflecting Theologically On Aids A Global Challenge

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A Global Challenge: Reflecting Theologically on AIDS gathers together recent theological responses to the challenge of the current HIV/AIDS pandemic. It starts from the Theological Workshop organised by UNAIDS in Namibia in December 2003 and uses some of the key participants as primary contacts for locating these responses on an international and ecumenical basis. Each chapter addresses and seeks to take further the central themes identified in Namibia, namely: God and Creation, Interpreting the Bible, Sin, ...

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Overview

A Global Challenge: Reflecting Theologically on AIDS gathers together recent theological responses to the challenge of the current HIV/AIDS pandemic. It starts from the Theological Workshop organised by UNAIDS in Namibia in December 2003 and uses some of the key participants as primary contacts for locating these responses on an international and ecumenical basis. Each chapter addresses and seeks to take further the central themes identified in Namibia, namely: God and Creation, Interpreting the Bible, Sin, Suffering and Lamentation, Covenantal Justice, Truth and Truth-telling, The Church as a Healing, Inclusive and Accompanying Community. At present some of the most important theological responses to HIV/AIDs made recently in Southern Africa, South America and India are little known or appreciated in the West (where HIV/AIDS is often considered to be a virus/disease that is now in control). Statistical and epidemiological reports on the HIV/AIDS pandemic are now widely available in the West, but specifically theological responses are not. This book seeks to rectify this situation and position this theological challenge more centrally in Western theological education. It will be of interest and concern to all those engaged in pastoral and contextual theology within theological colleges of different traditions as well as in university departments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780334040026
  • Publisher: SCM Press Limited
  • Publication date: 6/24/2011
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 0.46 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vii
The Contributors     ix
Introduction     1
The Windhoek Report: HIV - and AIDS-related stigma - A framework for theological reflection     19
The Human and Pastoral Challenges of HIV and AIDS   Robert J. Vitillo     31
Theology in a Time of AIDS   Enda McDonagh     43
AIDS and Responsibility   Charles Ryan     60
The Church, Homosexuality and AIDS   Gareth Moore     77
Jesus, Prophecy and AIDS   Musa W. Dube     89
AIDS, Leprosy and the Synoptic Jesus   Robin Gill     100
AIDS and Theological Education   Denise M. Ackermann     114
Evangelicals and AIDS   Stan Nussbaum     121
The Yale Divinity School Women's Initiative on AIDS   Margaret A. Farley     139
Counselling AIDS Patients: Job as a Paradigm   Gunther H. Wittenberg     152
Bioethics, AIDS, Theology and Social Change   Lisa Sowle Cahill     165
AIDS Prevention and the Lesser Good   Leonard M. Martin     177
AIDS and a Casuistry of Accommodation   James F. Keenan     186
Index of Names and Subjects     203
Index of BibleReferences     207
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