This article evolved from an assignment to review major issues treated in the "Anglican Theological Review" in the past several decades. After classifying articles from 1955 to 1990 the author found the three commonest topics to be: Jesus (including Christology) -- 17; Biblical Theology (including Biblical Authority) -- 10; Pauline Studies -- 4; Mark -- 2; and Acts -- 3. In view of these results I decided to restrict myself to three major issues: The historical Jesus, Christology, and biblical Theology."
"As I found out when researching for this booklet, quite a lot has been written on blessing in the Old Testament, a bit about blessing in the New Testament, but very little about how the biblical idea of blessing might apply to our life today. Blessing is not something that theologians seem to have paid much attention to. But if we want to talk about blessing, or to do it, an idea of what we mean might be helpful.
This booklet attempts to explain what blessing means in the Bible, and to draw out some possible implications for modern Christian faith and practice. It is certainly not a full theological discussion of the theme. But my hope is that it will inform and stimulate further thought". -- Intro., p. 3.
Contents: Introduction -- A Little Background: Especially to the Old Testament -- What is Blessing ? -- Blessing People -- Blessing God -- Blessing Things -- Conclusion -- Notes.
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography, p. 62.
"The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) recognizes and values the efforts carried out by religious groups in care and treatment of people living with HIV infection and AIDS. This is the first of what UNAIDS hopes will be several documents reporting on the work of leaders from different religions (Christian, Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist) addressing the challenge of HIV and AIDS from their own religious perspective. .... In order to start this process of collaboration UNAIDS supported a workshop to which 62 leading academic theologians from Christian traditions were invited. It took place in Windhoek, Namibia in [8-11] December 2003". -- Background, p. .
Contents: Background -- Acknowledgements -- Acronyms -- Foreword -- Workshop participants and additional signatories -- Outcome from the workshop : HIV and AIDS related stigma : a framework for theological reflection -- Speeches.
Speeches: HIV and AIDS: the challenge and the context: stigma and discrimination: incarnation and the Namibian experience / Richard W. Bauer -- Why should Churches respond to issues of stigma and discrimination in reaction to HIV and AIDS ? / Robert J. Vitillo -- HIV- and AIDS-related stigma: living with the experience / Johannes Petrus Heath -- Conceptualizing stigma / Gillian Paterson -- HIV- and AIDS-related stigma: possible theological approaches: stigma and Christian theology / Enda MacDonald -- HIV- and AIDS-related stigma: implications for theological education, research, communication and community: stigma: implications for the theological agenda / Denise Ackerman -- HIV- and AIDS-related stigma: responding to the challenge: stigma: communicating the message, influencing church leaders and members / Musa Dube.
Anglican participants are: the Rev. Dr. Denise Ackermann and the Rev. Johannes Petrus Heath, both of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa.
Ten essays on the current ecumenical debate on our common Christian faith. They study the roots of our common faith in the traditions of the Old and New Testaments and in the witness and worship of the early Church.