After thousands of speeches, resolutions, and votes, the Council issued sixteen official documents on topics ranging from divine revelation to relations with non-Christians. In many ways, though, the real challenges began after the council was over and Catholics began to argue over the interpretation of the documents.
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Many analysts perceived the Council's far-reaching changes as breaks with Church tradition, and soon this became the dominant bias in the American and other media, which lacked the theological background to approach the documents on their own terms. Renewal Within Tradition, an international team of theologians offers a different reading of the documents from Vatican II.
It is no surprise that the volume edited by Matthew L. But the twenty-two articles of the volume, in fact, present a much more diverse set of interpretations of the documents of Vatican II. The commentaries on the Constitutions stress more than those on the Decrees and Declarations the continuity between the nineteenth and early twentieth-century magisterial tradition and the texts of Vatican II. Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.
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Please try again later. I read this for a class on the four constitutions of Vatican II. This has some excellent essays on the council, the documents, and the history surrounding the Council. It is a wonderful resource on what the council actually did and taught, aside from the documents of the Council themselves, instead of the silly "spirit of Vatican II" nonsense that has been produced since the Council.
This is an excellent source for serious scholars of the Council.
However, it is not a light read; not for the faint of heart. Delivered in excellent, excellent shape.
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This book is well known as a great analysis, view and detailed history of what happened in the council. A great book, bringing into limelight the spirit of Vatican Priests, religious, laity and people of ecumenical mind must love this collection of experts. One person found this helpful. This book was a very good review of the contents of the 16 documents of the Second Vatican Council.
Each article also included a brief history of what led up to that particular document, and some indication of how that document had or had not been 'received' since then. In general, i wish there had been more theological and cultural analysis, although then the book would be longer than its already daunting pp. The best feature of this book is captured by the subtitle, "Renewal within Tradition.
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Matthew Lamb and Matthew Levering have assembled a remarkable group of contributors to this landmark volume on the documents of Vatican II. The scholarship represented here comes from Africa, Europe, and all corners of North America. Truly a book indicative of the universal Church, and most importantly, of the 21st century.