What Happened at Vatican II

What Happened at Vatican II

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by John W. O'Malley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674047494

ISBN-13: 9780674047495

Pub. Date: 05/01/2010

Publisher: Harvard

During Four Years in Session, Vatican Council II held television audiences rapt with its elegant, magnificently choreographed public ceremonies, while its debates generated front-page news on a near-weekly basis. By virtually any assessment, it was the most important religious event of the twentieth century, with repercussions that reached far beyond the Catholic

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During Four Years in Session, Vatican Council II held television audiences rapt with its elegant, magnificently choreographed public ceremonies, while its debates generated front-page news on a near-weekly basis. By virtually any assessment, it was the most important religious event of the twentieth century, with repercussions that reached far beyond the Catholic church. Remarkably enough, this is the first book, solidly based on official documentation, to give a brief, readable account of the council from the moment Pope John XXIII announced it on January 25, 1959, until its conclusion on December 8, 1965.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674047495
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
605,420
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 1

1 Big Perspectives on a Big Meeting 15

2 The Long Nineteenth Century 53

3 The Council Opens 93

4 The First Period (1962): The Lines Are Drawn 127

5 The Second Period (1963): A Majority Prevailing 160

6 The Third Period (1964): Triumphs and Tribulations 199

7 The Fourth Period (1965): Bringing the Ship into Port 247

Conclusion 290

Chronology of Vatican II 317

Council Participants Frequently Mentioned 321

Abbreviations 329

Notes 333

Index 373

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An historical and easily readible account of the historical forces, theological stances and the personalities that all came together between 1962 and 1965 in Rome at Vatican Council II. For anyone wanting to know the background and context out of which the Council rose as well as how it attempted to remain true to the doctrines and traditions of the past as well as turning its face to the future, this is a must read. Helps to understand the stance of the Church on the great issues and movements during the late 20th and early 21st centuries as it continues its divinely given institution and mission.
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The author did a good job on this.
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