New PDF release: Aids and Religious Practice in Africa

By Felicitas Becker, Wenzel Geissler, P. Wenzel Geissler

ISBN-10: 9004164006

ISBN-13: 9789004164000

This quantity explores how AIDS is known, faced and lived with via spiritual principles and practices, and the way those, in flip, are reinterpreted and adjusted by means of the adventure of AIDS. analyzing the social creation, and productiveness, of AIDS - linking physically and non secular reviews, and spiritual, scientific, political and financial discourses - the papers counter simplified notions of causal results of AIDS on faith (or vice versa). as an alternative, they demonstrate people's resourcefulness of their fight to maneuver forward regardless of adversity. This relativises the imaginative and prescient of doom generally linked to the African AIDS epidemic; and it permits to determine AIDS, rather than a novel occasion, because the end result of a century-long strategy of altering livelihoods, physically healthiness and religious imaginaries.

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