- By Second Vatican Council Norman P. Tanner Pope Benedict XVI James Carroll Pope Paul VI

Vatican II: The Essential Texts

  • Title: Vatican II: The Essential Texts
  • Author: Second Vatican Council Norman P. Tanner Pope Benedict XVI James Carroll Pope Paul VI
  • ISBN: 9780307952806
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
  • Vatican II The Essential Texts By encouraging engagement with the modern world and a refocusing of traditional teaching the Second Vatican Council brought new life into the practice of Catholicism The council s impact on the Churc

    By encouraging engagement with the modern world and a refocusing of traditional teaching, the Second Vatican Council brought new life into the practice of Catholicism The council s impact on the Church is still playing out today, and with many current church issues finding their roots in differing interpretations of Vatican II it has never lost relevance Vatican II TheBy encouraging engagement with the modern world and a refocusing of traditional teaching, the Second Vatican Council brought new life into the practice of Catholicism The council s impact on the Church is still playing out today, and with many current church issues finding their roots in differing interpretations of Vatican II it has never lost relevance Vatican II The Essential Texts brings together the key documents of the council As the council is commemorated on its 50th Anniversary, readers will be returning to these source materials to understand the Church s developing positions on its relationship with the secular world and other religions, the role of lay people, human rights and the common good, the liturgy and other still highly relevant issues In addition to the introductions from Pope Benedict and James Carroll, the documents will also be accompanied by brief historical prefaces from Professor Edward Hahnenberg.

    1 thought on “Vatican II: The Essential Texts

    1. My favorite part of owning this book was tearing James Carroll's introduction out and throwing it in the garbage can.

    2. I think this is the only collection of Vatican II documents in print currently. It does indeed gather the "essential texts," which every Catholic today should at least attempt to familiarize themselves with. The translation is very readable, although I have encountered some serious disparity between this and other translations. The editors made the peculiar choice not to capitalize the words "Catholic" and "Christian," as well as the word "Holy" in 'Holy Spirit'. I'm not sure why.I didn't read t [...]

    3. This was a very informative book. I do not have a strong religious background so I was able to learn many new things from this book. I strongly recommend Vatican II: The Essential Texts to anyone who is wanting to learn a little bit more about church history.

    4. I read the Documents years ago but can't remember what edition. So I'll let this one stand in lieu. It is a formidable body of Christian apologia in general and of course an up-to-date outline of the state of the union, or communion rather. I read it specifically so I could define more clearly why I wasn't Roman Catholic. Ultimately it boiled down to its conception of the Eucharist and Mary. There are perhaps better and shorter Catholic authored treatises defining Roman Catholicism, many of them [...]

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