A Study of Gaudium et Spes 19-22, the Second Vatican Council Response to Contemporary Atheism (Roman Catholic Studies v. 10)

A Study of Gaudium et Spes 19-22, the Second Vatican Council Response to Contemporary Atheism (Roman Catholic Studies v. 10)

By: James L. MacNeil (author)Hardback

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This historical study highlights the novelty of the contribution of "Gaudium et Spes" and marks it as a significant change in the Catholic approach to the specific problem of atheism. Even over 30 years later when many writers comment on atheism's changed climate (in a more "post-modern" atmosphere), the study sees the current situation as anticipated by Gaudium et Spes, and it's contribution as still valid. The conclusion highlights some of the consquences of the council document for theology today.

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Contents

Part 1 Text 3 and the question of atheism: introduction; the pre-history of GS 19-22 - the historical journey of GS, background to the interventions on atheism; presentation of the text - introduction, the text, the reports, conclusion; general debate on text 3 - introduction, general overview, the debate on atheism, context of the debate on atheism, conclusion; preface and chapter 1 - introduction, context of the interventions on atheism, the debate on atheism, conclusion; debate on chapters 2 and 3 - introduction, general overview, science-faith and atheism, dialogue and atheism, evangelical virtue, poverty and atheism, conclusion; debate on chapter 4 - introduction, report on chapter 4, the dignity of the human person and atheism, the dignity of marriage and the family and atheism, culture and atheism, economic and social life and atheism, the "solidarity" of the family of peoples and atheism, peace and atheism, the schema in general and atheism, conclusion; summary of part 1. Part 2 Text 4 and the question of atheism: introduction; presentation of the text - introduction, the text, the reports, conclusion; general debate on text 4 - introduction, some major trends and developments, conclusion; debate on preface, introductory exposition and part 1 - introduction, background to the interventions on atheism, the debate on atheism, conclusion; summary of part 2. Part 3 "Gaudium et spes" 19-22: presentation of the recognized text - introduction, the text, conclusion; no.19 - the forms and roots of atheism - introduction and initial reading, atheism - a problem, forms and roots of atheism, culpability for atheism, conclusion; no.20 - systematic atheism - introduction and initial reading, humanist and systematic atheism, Marxist atheism, conclusion; no.21 - the church's attitude to atheism - introduction and initial reading, the church rejects atheism, the church takes atheism seriously, God, the basis of human dignity and the human vocation, God, the response to the human question, a remedy for atheism - the doctrine and life of the church, the church cooperates with all men and women, the gospel, the perfection of humankind, conclusion; no.22 - Christ and the new man: introduction and initial reading, Christ the revelation of the human mystery, Christ, truly and perfectly human, Christ, the saviour of humankind, the christian, a person conformed to Christ, Christ died for all, Christ, the response to the human mystery, conclusion; conclusion to the study - introduction, the development of GS 19-22, and some of its implication, GS 19-22 and some of the consequences for theology, a final word.

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  • publication date: 30/11/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780773484313
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 396
  • ID: 9780773484313
  • ISBN10: 0773484310

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