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The Resource Jesus and the stigmatized : reading the Gospel of John in a context of HIV/AIDS-related stigmatization in Tanzania, Elia Shabani Mligo ; with a foreword by Halvor Moxnes

Jesus and the stigmatized : reading the Gospel of John in a context of HIV/AIDS-related stigmatization in Tanzania, Elia Shabani Mligo ; with a foreword by Halvor Moxnes

Label
Jesus and the stigmatized : reading the Gospel of John in a context of HIV/AIDS-related stigmatization in Tanzania
Title
Jesus and the stigmatized
Title remainder
reading the Gospel of John in a context of HIV/AIDS-related stigmatization in Tanzania
Statement of responsibility
Elia Shabani Mligo ; with a foreword by Halvor Moxnes
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this volume Elia Shabani Mligo draws on his fieldwork among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Tanzania, selects stigmatization as his perspective, and chooses participant-centered contextual Bible study as his method to argue that the reading of texts from the Gospel of John by PLWHA (given their lived experiences of stigmatization) empowers them to reject stigmatization as unjust. Mligo's study shows that Christian PLWHA reject stigmatization because it does not comply with the attitude of Jesus toward stigmatized groups in his own time. The theology emerging from the readings by stigmatized PLWHA, through their evaluation of Jesus' attitudes and acts toward stigmatized people in the texts, challenges churches in their obligatory mission as disciples of Jesus. Churches are challenged to reconsider healing, hospitality and caring, prophetic voices against stigmatization, and the way they teach about HIV and AIDS in relation to sexuality. Churches must revisit their practices toward stigmatized groups and listen to their voices. Mligo argues that participant-centered Bible-study methods similar to the one used in this book (whereby stigmatized people are the primary interlocutors in the process) can be useful tools in listening to the voices of stigmatized groups"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
BV4460.7
LC item number
.M55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Jesus and the stigmatized : reading the Gospel of John in a context of HIV/AIDS-related stigmatization in Tanzania, Elia Shabani Mligo ; with a foreword by Halvor Moxnes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 413-430) and indexes
Contents
General introduction -- Theoretical perspectives on stigmatization -- The context of HIV?AIDS-related stigmatization in Tanzania -- Participant-centered bible study : methodological issues -- The gospel of John and stigmatization I : scholarly reading of texts -- The gospel of John and stigmatization II : community reading of texts -- From stigmatizationto compassion : a christology from below -- Towards being faithful communities of the disciples of Jesus : implications for contemporary churches
Control code
756643468
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 454 p.
Isbn
9781608997060
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011501211
System control number
(OCoLC)756643468
Label
Jesus and the stigmatized : reading the Gospel of John in a context of HIV/AIDS-related stigmatization in Tanzania, Elia Shabani Mligo ; with a foreword by Halvor Moxnes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 413-430) and indexes
Contents
General introduction -- Theoretical perspectives on stigmatization -- The context of HIV?AIDS-related stigmatization in Tanzania -- Participant-centered bible study : methodological issues -- The gospel of John and stigmatization I : scholarly reading of texts -- The gospel of John and stigmatization II : community reading of texts -- From stigmatizationto compassion : a christology from below -- Towards being faithful communities of the disciples of Jesus : implications for contemporary churches
Control code
756643468
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 454 p.
Isbn
9781608997060
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011501211
System control number
(OCoLC)756643468

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