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The HIV and AIDS Bible

Selected Essays

The HIV and AIDS Bible opens a new chapter in African religious discourse by placing the pandemic at the forefront of theological discussions. In a series of incisive essays Musa W. Dube examines the HIV/AIDS crisis in light of biblical and ethical teachings and argues for a strong theological presence alongside current economic, social, and political efforts to quell this devastating disease. The HIV and AIDS Bible will be helpful for teachers, clergy, social workers, health care providers, and anyone else seeking creative ways to integrate their religious beliefs with their efforts to alleviate the suffering caused by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

175 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2006

African Studies


Religion: Religion and Society

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Table of Contents

     Toward Doing a Prophetically-Healing Scholarship
     Have You Heard Me Today? A Poetic Biblical Reading
Part I - Theological Education in the HIV & AIDS Struggle
     Chapter 1:  Doing Theological/Religious Education in a Paradigm of Shattered Dreams & Culs-de-Sac
     Chapter 2: Theological Education: HIV & AIDS and Other Challenges in the New Millennium
Part II - Biblical Studies in the HIV & AIDS Struggle
     Chapter 3: Methods of Mainstreaming HIV & AIDS in Biblical Studies
     Chapter 4: Talitha Cum! A Postcolonial Feminist HIV & AIDS Reading of Mark 5:21-43
     Chapter 5: African Women’s Hermeneutics and the HIV & AIDS Apocalypse
Part III - The Gospel & Christology in the HIV & AIDS Struggle
     Chapter 6: The Challenge of HIV & AIDS and The Gospel
     Chapter 7: Towards An HIV & AIDS Christology
Part IV - Ethics, Hope and the HIV & AIDS Struggle
     Chapter 8: Let us Change Gears! Ethical Considerations in the HIV & AIDS Struggle
     Chapter 9: New Questions; Old Stories: The Power of Sacred Stories
     Chapter 10: The HIV & AIDS Decalogue

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