Towards a Theology of HIV / AIDS

Show simple item record Van Wyngaard, Arnau 2007-06-08T13:25:30Z 2007-06-08T13:25:30Z 2006
dc.description.abstract In a world which is slowly but surely being devastated by the HIV / AIDS pandemic, the church needs to get involved in the fight against this disease. In many places the church has conveniently denied that HIV / AIDS has anything to do with them. In this paper the author argues for the necessity of thinking theologically about the reality of HIV / AIDS , indicating that HIV / AIDS is not merely a matter of "sinners" becoming infected with a virus, but that certain circumstances are conducive towards the spreading of HIV / AIDS which need to be addressed if an impact is to be made on the spreading of the virus. Although many non-religious organisations are fighting this disease, the church is in an ideal situation to assist these bodies as it is already grounded within communities and already have integrity amongst a large part of the population. However, to achieve this goal the churches must be transformed in the face of the HIV / AIDS crisis, in order that they themselves may become a force for transformation - bringing healing, hope, and accompaniment to all infected with and affected by HIV / AIDS. en
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dc.identifier.citation Van Wyngaard, A 2006, 'Towards a Theology of HIV / AIDS', Verbum et Ecclesia, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 265-290. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 1609-9982
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria en
dc.rights Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria en
dc.subject HIV / AIDS en
dc.subject Church involvement en
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Care en
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Religious aspects -- Christianity en
dc.subject.lcsh Church work with the sick
dc.title Towards a Theology of HIV / AIDS en
dc.type Article en

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