The latest in these works from Paulist, The Legacy of Vatican II
, brings together the work of twelve outstanding scholars, and stems from conversations that took place at Boston College on September 26, 2013.
The same path is followed in presenting Vatican II
: chapter three is focused on presenting the historical context of Vatican II
and on analyzing its doctrine on the church and on papal primacy and on episcopal collegiality, while chapter four deals with Orthodox reactions to Vatican II
From Vatican II
to Pope Francis: Charting a Catholic Future provides a fine collection of essays especially recommended for Catholic readers interested in Vatican II
and the modern evolution of the church.
Mark Francis also noted, "It is difficult to celebrate the Tridentine rite in a Vatican II
There are two major and opposing schools of theology following Vatican II
Ten years after the French edition of this important diary on Vatican II
by one of its most influential theologians appeared, the English edition has now been published, just in time for the fifty-year's jubilee of the Council This is a great achievement, since it makes this exceptional book available to a much wider audience.
La reception des mouvements preconciliaires a Vatican II
(Bibliotheque de la Revue d'Histoire Ecclesiastique, fascicule 95), Louvain-la-Neuve; Leuven 2011, 382 pp.
It is worth tracing as the legacy of Vatican II
is buffeted by it.
AFTER VATICAN II
considers the lasting implications of Vatican II
and gathers articles exploring its effects nearly fifty years later.
Eight Americans' eye-witness reports from Vatican II
The author of this book has certainly achieved his goal of providing the first "brief, readable account" of Vatican II
that narrates "the essential story line" from the announcement of the council by Pope John XXIII in 1959 until its final session in 1965 and places this story in historical context (1).
It is the assertion of all of the historians and theologians contributing to this volume that an emphasis on the "newness" of Vatican II
amounts to a "distortion" of the council's contribution to the history of the Church--one that can only be sustained so long as Catholics focus on the "style" of the council and ignore the substance of the documents released.