Facing a Pandemic

Facing a Pandemic

The African Church and the Crisis of AIDS

by Elias K. Bongmba

Imprint: Baylor University Press

350 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9781481314664
  • Published: November 2020


  • Paperback
  • 9781932792829
  • Published: April 2007



Facing a Pandemic traces the history and spread of the HIV/AIDS virus in Africa and its impact on African society and public policy before considering new priorities needed to combat the pandemic. The central argument is that the theological motif of the image of God invites a prophetic critique of the social environment in which HIV/AIDS thrives and calls for a praxis of love and compassion.