Religion and HIV and AIDS

Charting the Terrain

Edited by: Beverley Haddad

This book explores the interface between HIV, AIDS, and religion, making a significant contribution to a growing body of scholarship that recognizes the importance of religious engagement with the reality of HIV and AIDS. In many communities, the spiritual narrative is far more compelling than its bio-medical equivalent, making interdisciplinary collaboration crucial. The project that gave birth to this book brought together scholars from the fields of religion and theology and activists from local communities. The book's content captures the collaborative character of the project and each chapter is accompanied by a practitioner response. Existing scholarly literature has been analyzed and interrogated in the context of local community knowledge. The task is to understand what work has been completed and to discern what remains to be done. The book has a strong African focus with local forms of Christianity and Islam featuring prominently.


448 pages

Publication Date: 8/31/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781869142070