Ethics and AIDS: Compassion and Justice in Global Crisis

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2006 - Medical - 175 pages
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HIV/AIDS continues to devastate the lives of individuals and families, communities and countries. A growing numbness about HIV/AIDS, however, infects many people. Many fail to recognize that the AIDS epidemic is still getting worse, now spreading rapidly in the world's most populous countries. To help raise and renew consciousness about this threat to the world, Ethics and AIDS: Compassion and Justice in Global Crisis summarizes the basics of the AIDS epidemic and presents key themes insights based on the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. This ethical perspective is the result of decades of dialogue among Roman Catholics and other Christians, building on the strengths of the various traditions. This book offers a Christian view, with special emphasis on Roman Catholic thought; many of its ethical insights, however, can be shared by other faith traditions and by all people who desire to respond to the AIDS pandemic.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Basic Facts about HIVAIDS
7
Ethical Foundations
13
Ethics and the Beginning of Life
35
Ethics and Relationships
47
Ethics and the End of Life
59
Ethics and Society
73
Ethics and Global Structures
105
Creating the Future
135
The Mystery of God and Suffering
147
Preparing Now for the Hour of Death
155
Selected Bibliography
157
Index
163
About the Author
175
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Kenneth R. Overberg, S.J. is professor of theology at Xavier University.

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