"Each issue of 'The Churches Speak' begins with an introductory essay which provides an overview of the topic itself and traces its recent historical manifestations. This essay also summarize, compares, and contrasts the opinions found in the individual statements, allowing the user to place each one in the appropriate context. Each essay concludes with bibliographic citations to sources for further reading on the topic. The statements presented in each monograph are arranged into four main sections based on broad religious families or traditions: The Roman Catholic Church (which represents the single largest religious body in the United States); Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches; Jewish Groups; and Other Religious Bodies. Within the Roman Catholic Church section, statements are arranged chronologically by issuing date. The remaining sections are subarranged alphabetically by individual churches, religious bodies, or ecumenical organizations; the statements issued by each organization are presented chronologically within that organization. Each of the four religious family sections is preceded by a note which provides background information of the family and analysis of its perspective on the issue in question." -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / J. Gordon Melton -- Introductory Essay: The Contemporary Debate in the Churches on the AIDS Crisis -- Statements -- Index to Organizations, Statements, and Subjects.
Statements sub-divided into sections: Roman Catholic Church -- Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches -- Jewish Groups -- Other Religious Bodies.
OTCH Note: Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches section contains four Canadian and/or Anglican statements as follows: A Bi-National (Canada/United States) Consultation Statement on AIDS (1987) -- AIDS: Some Guidelines for Pastoral Care (1986) / Church of England -- Resolution on AIDS (1988), Report of the Commission on Human Affairs and Health (1988) / Episcopal Church -- Statement on AIDS (1986), Statement on AIDS (1987), AIDS in Canada (1988) / United Church of Canada.
"A compilation of more than 400 creeds, confessions, statements of faith, and summaries of doctrines of religious and spiritual groups in the United States and Canada" -- t.-p.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction / J. Gordon Melton -- Ancient Creeds of the Christian Church -- Western Liturgical Family -- Eastern Liturgical Family -- Lutheran Family -- Reformed-Presbyterian Family -- Pietist-Methodist Family -- Holiness Family -- Pentecostal Family -- European Free-Church Family -- Baptist Family -- Independent Fundamentalist Family -- Adventist Family -- Liberal Family -- Latter-Day Saints Family -- Communal Family -- Christian Science-Metaphysical Family -- Spiritualist, Psychic, and New Age Family -- Ancient Wisdom Family -- Magick Family -- Middle Eastern Family -- Eastern Family -- Unclassified Christian Churches -- Unclassified Religious Groups -- Creed/Organization Name and Keyword Index.
Chapter 2: Western Liturgical Family includes section "Anglicanism" with contents: Our Theological Context / Anglican Church of Canada/Wycliffe College -- A Communion of Communions (Chicago Quadrilateral) / Episcopal Church -- Lambeth Conference (1888), Resolution 343 (Lambeth Quadrilateral) / Episcopal Church -- Lambeth Conference (1968), Resolution 43 / Episcopal Church.