"Those who suffer from Aids deserve both compassion and help. The Church, with its message of divine love and its requirement of neighbourly love, should assist in promoting their pastoral care. These guidelines are written to help those in dire need. ..... This booklet, prepared by the Social Policy Committee, deals with pastoral rather than moral aspects of Aids. When people are ill they need help and support. Our prime concern has been this: how can pastoral care best be given to those who suffer from this tragic and as yet incurable illness ?" -- Foreword.
Includes bibliographical references, p.13-14.
Contents: Foreword / Hugh Birmingham i.e. Hugh Montefiore [Bishop of Birmingham], Chairman, Board for Social Responsibility -- Aids: Some Guidelines for Pastoral Care -- The needs of people affected by Aids -- Feelings likely to be experienced by the Aids sufferer -- Difficulties faced by families and friends -- When a person has Aids -- The care of people with Aids -- Conclusion -- Resource List -- Appendix.
At head of title: A New Reformation of the Church's Faith and Practice".
"[By] John Shelby Spong".
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Preface dated Newark, 1998 / John Shelby Spong -- On Saying the Christian Creed with Honesty -- The Meaning of Exile and How We Got There -- In Search of God: Is Atheism the Only Alternative to Theism ? -- Beyond Theism to New God Images -- Discovering Anew the Jesus of the New Testament -- Jesus as Rescuer: An Image That Has to Go -- The Christ as Spirit Person -- What Think Ye of Christ ? Where the Human Enters the Divine -- The Meaning of Prayer in a World with No External Deity -- A New Basis for Ethics in a New Age -- The Emerging Church: Reading the Signs Present Today -- The Future Church: A Speculative Dream -- Eternal Life Apart from Heaven and Hell -- A Final Word -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.