Originally published in German as: AIDS : Eine Krankheit verander die Welt : Daten, Fakten, Hintergrunde. Frankfurt: Verlag Otto Lembeck, 2003.
Includes bibliography: p. 110-118.
This book "is an offering to churches and the world -- a significant and vital addition to the continuum of knowledge -- that will greatly assist churches to be effective and efficient in the struggle to overcome HIV/AIDS. It is a compilation of historical, scientific and statistical material aimed at providing churches and their partners with a better understanding of the dynamics of HIV/AIDS as well as current information to aid in collaborative efforts at answering the challenge of the disease. .... On a practical level this response is deliberately multi-faceted and interactive, encouraging churches and Christian service organizations to build and support coalitions dedicated to overcoming this epidemic". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / Samuel Kobia, General Secretary, World Council of Churches -- Introduction / Sonja Weinreich and Christoph Benn --.Natural history and HIV transmission -- Global, regional and country-specific spread of HIV/AIDS -- Vulnerable population groups -- Gender equity -- Children -- Young people -- Socio-economic context -- Stigma and discrimination --Human rights -- People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) -- Prevention -- Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) -- Care -- Antiretroviral therapy -- HIV/AIDS on the international agenda -- Advocacy and lobbying -- Culture and tradition -- Churches, theology and HIV/AIDS -- Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS -- Literature.
"It is the thesis of this book that, in the light of present insights in both Old and New Testament interpretations, biblical theology can be presented only as an ordered bundle of faith traditions which stand in tension with one another but converge in Jesus Christ. .... The theme of 'Power' provides the focus for the study. The book is written for people who are engaged in today's power struggles and seek biblical guidance for their exacting involvement. It is also meant to help students and teachers to see the Bible as one book made up of many books, several sub-themes converging on on theme -- the person and work of Jesus Christ". -- back cover.
Contents: Preface / Hans-Ruedi Weber -- Seeing the Bible as a Whole -- God's Liberating Acts -- God's Royal Rule -- God's Empowering Wisdom -- God's Holy Presence -- God's Vindication of the Poor -- God's Renewing Judgement -- Epilogue: The Convergence on Jesus of Nazareth -- Acknowledgements -- Appendices: Maps -- Surveys -- Scripture References -- Index.