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.
"Copyright 1989 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. .. Grand Rapids, Mich. ... First published jointly with WCC Publications, World Council of Churches .. Geneva 2, Switzerland". -- verso of t.-p.
"Lesslie Newbigin's book is an important contribution to the ongoing search within the ecumenical movement for an authentic expression of the meaning of the gospel and the mission of the church in the midst of a plurality of cultures and religions. Newbigin identifies the danger of relativism evident in a good deal of current discussion. He rejects the dichotomy between the 'world of facts' and the 'world of values'. He regrets the consequent attitude of timidity or of anxiety on the part of Christians, especially in the West. 'The Gospel in a Pluralist Society' is a call to renewed confidence in the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is an attempt to see 'how as Christians we can more confidently affirm our faith in the kind of intellectual climate' in which we find ourselves". -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / Christopher Duraisingh, Director, WCC Commission on World Missions and Evangelism -- Preface . Lesslie Newbigin -- Dogma and Doubt in a Pluralist Culture -- The Roots of Pluralism -- Knowing and Believing -- Authority, Autonomy, and Tradition -- Reason, Revelation, and Experience -- Revelation in History -- The Logic of Election -- The Bible as Universal History -- Christ, the Clue to History -- The Logic of Mission -- Mission: Word, Deed, and New Being -- Contextualization, True and False -- No Other Name -- The Gospel and the Religions -- The Gospel and the Cultures -- Principalities, Powers, and People -- The Myth of the Secular Society -- The Congregation as Hermeneutic of the Gospel -- Ministerial Leadership for a Missionary Congregation -- Confidence in the Gospel.