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Christians And Sexuality In The Time Of Aids
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The Christian right immediately declared that this was a punishment from God on promiscuous gays. But HIV and AIDS also spread amongst the heterosexual community and worked its devastating way through the African continent. HIV/AIDS now also poses a huge challenge to India, which has more than five million people living with HIV/AIDS, the second largest after South Africa.
And yet The Vatican still condemns the use of contraceptives in any circumstances. Here a group of progressive Christians face the fundamental issues full on. From the start The Dominican Order made the care of AIDS sufferers a primary concern. This book was inspired by them and their former Master Timothy Radcliffe is a major contributor and inspiration in this book.
The concern is to dig down to deeper issues of theology, sexuality and Christian ethics.
Preface: Why this book: - Jean-Louis Vilde
Positions and questions: 'Christians and Aids'
A time of trial: testimonies
II. Three voices, three ways
Sexuality, democracy and transcendence or, Who fixes the norms? - Eric Fassin
To be authentically partners, the energy of differentiation - Lytta Bassett
This is My Body, given to you: Christianity and sexuality - Timothy Radcliffe
III. Points of view
Traces of a debate, in fifteen questions
View from Africa - Abdon Goudjo
A Christian contribution to an ethic of sexuality - Antoine Lion
Christians And Sexuality In The Time Of Aids by Timothy Radcliffe; Lynda Basset was published by Continuum in January 2008. The ISBN for Christians And Sexuality In The Time Of Aids is 9780826499110.
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Christians and Sexuality in a Time of AidsHelen Hancox, via The Good Book Stall
This short book is a summary of discussions at a conference by the French group 'Christians & AIDS' about the issues facing Christians in a world with aids. The majority of the contributors are Catholic and this undergirds much of the thought (for example, how to deal with the church's prohibition on condoms and homosexual behaviour). There is a very interesting foreword which addresses the pace of change within the Catholic hierarchy and the way in which what we see in the media may not be a true reflection of the underlying thoughts of the Pope, which gave food for thought.
One of the most helpful contributions was from an African doctor, Abdon Goudjo, who described how AIDS has affected the Congo where he lives and what difference the church could make and in some cases does. However I found that the thoughts expressed overall were rather disjoint and often the papers were too short to really get hold of the person's argument.
Although much of the discussion was with regard to Catholic theology and practice, there are many aspects in this book that would be helpful to those of other denominations, but I can't help feeling that a more-rounded and coherent book by a single author might be more helpful with a complex and in-depth issue such as the Christian response to AIDS and modern-day sexuality and behaviour.
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|Author / Artist||Timothy Radcliffe; Lynda Basset|
|Publisher||Continuum (January 2008)|
|Editor||Timothy Radcliffe; Lynda Basset|
|Number of Pages||224|
|Page last updated||30th November 2017|