"[B]y Michael Kinnamon".
"Copyright 1988 by Wm. Eerdmans Publishing Co."
First published 1988 jointly by Eerdmans and WCC Publications". -- verso of t.-p.
"The main thesis of this book is that the vision behind the modern ecumenical movement involves a necessary tension between truth and diverse community, and that the central question facing the ecumenical movement is, therefore, how to determine the limits of acceptable diversity. This thesis is by no means new (although my presentation of it may be), but it has been frequently violated, forgotten, or ignored". -- Preface, p. vii.
Contents: Preface dated December 1986 / Michael Kinnamon -- Dedication -- The Dilemma of the Ecumenical Movement -- Foundations for the Ecumenical
Vision -- Doctrinal Diversity: How Much Diversity is Acceptable with Regard to Sacraments and Ministry ? -- Social Diversity: Is the Justification of Apartheid an Acceptable Diversity ? -- Confessional Diversity: Is
Denominational Identity an Acceptable Diversity ? -- The Future Ecumenical Agenda -- The Limits of Acceptable Diversity.
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.