The Bible in context: HIV and AIDS

The global HIV and AIDS epidemic has been a context of great suffering: stigmatization, death, grief, impoverishment and has left countless children orphaned.

With millions dead and countless others living with HIV, the epidemic raises theological questions. Who is God? Where is God? Does God Care? How then should we read the Bible in such a global context?

On 28 July the Centre for Theology and Ministry will host a lecture looking at these issues.

Musa W. Dube, Professor of New Testament at the University of Botswana, will discuss the imperative to read the Bible in the context of HIV&AIDS. Prof Dube will also look at frameworks of reading the bible for the affirmation of life, justice, the body, sexuality and compassion.

Prof Dube is a member of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians, the Society of Biblical Literature and the United Methodist Church. She is the author/ editor of several books, her most recent being, Postcolonial Feminist Interpretations of the Bible (Chalice Press, 2000), The HIV and AIDS Bible: Some Selected Essays (University of Scranton Press, 2008), Grant Me Justice: HIV/AIDS and Gender Readings of the Bible (Orbis and Cluster, 2004), and co-editor of Postcolonial Perspectives on African Biblical Interpretations (SBL, 2012).

Prof Dube is also the recipient of several awards including the 2011 recipient of the Friedrich Wilhelm Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation, Germany, in recognition of both academic and community oriented work on postcolonial, HIV&AIDS and biblical studies.


JD Northey Public Lecture

Monday, July 28, 2014

7:00 pm

Centre for Theology and Ministry

29 College Cres, Parkville, 3052


More information:  03 9340 8800.


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