Edited by Ezra Chitando and Charles Klagba
In an age of global threats to human health—including, most devastatingly, HIV and AIDS—it is time for Christians to ask: what is the role of faith in healing?
This volume, forged in Africans’ experience with HIV, searches for a new and positive Christian perspective on healing, rooted in biblical traditions yet informed by contemporary medicine and pastoral care. Tensions created by faith healing practices, the spread of anti-retroviral therapy, the healing traditions of African Indigenous Religions, the advent of a new generation facing HIV, and the variety of Christian approaches to sickness and health—all come into consideration here as theologians, pastors, historians of religion and others address the most existentially pressing issue for the church in Africa.
An invaluable guide to the situation and possibilities in African Christians’ battle against HIV, In the Name of Jesus! is also a profound encounter with the wellsprings of Christian relevance to the human future.
Ezra Chitando serves as Theology Consultant (Anglophone) for the Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiative in Africa, EHAIA, a programme of the World Council of Churches. In 2005 he was appointed Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, Classics and Philosophy at the University of Zimbabwe. A frequent contributor, he is author or editor of more than a dozen book, including several in this series.
Charles Klagba serves as Theology Consultant (Francophone) for the EHAIA programme. He has published widely on theology and HIV within the Francophone region.
Specs: 224 pp.; 5.5 x 8”; paper; perfect; 4-colour series cover
Topic/Shelving: Religion and Health / Christian Ministry
Price: CHF 20.00; £12.00; €12.00; $20.00; September 2013
Rights: World, all languages; free distribution in Africa