The Second Vatican Council: Celebrating its Achievements and the Future

The Second Vatican Council: Celebrating its Achievements and the Future

By: Gavin D'Costa (editor), Emma Harris (editor)Paperback

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The Second Vatican Council (1963-65) changed the face of modern Catholicism in bringing it into a positive relationship with modern culture. There were significant changes in Catholic thought and practice regarding major topics. This timely and significant book looks at those major issues: revelation, liturgy, the church, ecumenism, world religions, mission, the role of Mary, and the future of the Church. The reader is introduced to the content of Vatican II documents, debates around their interpretation and the manner of their implementation. The essays are written by the leading figures in the Catholic Church and allow the reader to see the Council's impact upon modern Catholicism and engagement with the modern world.

About Author

Gavin D'Costa is Professor of Catholic Theology, University of Bristol, UK. Emma Jane Harris is a Theology and Religious Studies graduate of the University of Bristol, UK, and has undertaken research at L'Institut Catholique de Paris, France. Her research interests include postmodern theology, literature and gender issues.


Introduction1.A Word for Life: Vatican II on Revelation - Bishop Declan Lang, Diocese of Clifton.2.For the Life of the World: Vatican II and the Mission of the Church Today -Father James Hanvey SJ, University of San Francisco.3.A Vision for a Living Liturgy: Past, Present and Future - Father Timothy Menezes, Archdiocese of Birmingham.4.Vatican II: Catholic and Ecumenical - Professor Paul Murray, Durham University. 5.Vatican II: A Church Reaching Out to Other Faiths - Professor Gavin D'Costa,University of Bristol. 6.Mary: Mother of God and a Model of a Pilgrim People - Professor Tina Beattie, Roehampton University.7.The Ongoing Agenda: A Council unlike Any Other - Godfried Cardinal Danneels,Belgian Catholic Church.8.The Pastoral Strategy of Vatican II - Dr. Ralph Martin, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Michigan.9.Vatican II and America - Father Matthew Lamb, Ave Maria University, Florida. Conclusions Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780567179111
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780567179111
  • weight: 262
  • ISBN10: 0567179117

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