The Ongoing Challenge of hiv and aids to African Theology: A Review Article

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Adriaan S. van Klinken Centrum iimo, Department of Religious Studies and Theology, Utrecht University the Netherlands, Email:

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This article offers an extended review of some recent publications in the field of African theology and hiv and aids. Hence it critically examines the progress that is made in the engagement with and the reflection on issues related to the hiv epidemic by African theologians. The article notices the emergence of a new strand of Africa theology, a (liberation) theology of hiv and aids, which builds on and employs the classic strands of African liberation, inculturation, reconstruction and women’s theology. Moreover, some challenging issues for the further African theological engagement with hiv and aids are identified.

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