Christians And Sexuality In The Time Of Aids Paperback

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Christians And Sexuality In The Time Of Aids

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When AIDS was first identified, Christians were thrown into a state of shock. No more nor less than the rest of the human race.

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

I. Openings
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

IV. Conclusion
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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Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherContinuum (January 2008)
EditorTimothy Radcliffe; Lynda Basset
Number of Pages224
Thickness197 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code1122761
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