The Basic Sixteen Documents Vatican Council II: Constitutions, Decrees, Declarations

The Basic Sixteen Documents Vatican Council II: Constitutions, Decrees, Declarations

by Austin Flannery
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The Basic Sixteen Documents Vatican Council II: Constitutions, Decrees, Declarations

The Church's twenty-one ecumenical councils have been crucial to its understanding of its biblical heritage. They have taken place less frequently in recent centuries, only three since 1517: Trent (1545-1563), Vatican I (1869-1870) and Vatican II (1962-1965). Their absorption into the day-to-day belief and practice of individual Christians has always taken time. And Vatican II has been no exception. Hence the importance of this completely revised translation of Vatican II's sixteen documents, without commentary or additional documentation, and in inclusive language. A new edition of the documents of the 21st ecumenical council, for the 21st century.

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ISBN-13: 9780918344373
Publisher: Costello Publishing Co
Publication date: 05/28/1996
Edition description: BASIC
Pages: 610
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.28(h) x 1.73(d)

Table of Contents

Latin Titles of Council Documentsvii
Dogmatic Constitution on the Church: Lumen Gentium, 21 November 19641
Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation: Dei Verbum, 18 November 196597
Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy: Sacrosanctum Concilium, 4 December 1963117
Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World: Gaudium et Spes, 7 December 1965163
Decree on the Pastoral Office of Bishops in the Church: Christus Dominus, 28 October 1965283
Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests: Presbyterorum Ordinis, 7 December 1965317
Decree on the Training of Priests: Optatam Totius, 28 October 1965365
Decree on the Up-to-Date Renewal of Religious Life: Perfectae Caritatis, 28 October 1965385
Decree on the Apostolate of Lay People: Apostolicam Actuositatem, 18 November 1965403
Decree on the Church's Missionary Activity: Ad Gentes Divinitus, 7 December 1965443
Decree on Ecumenism: Unitatis Redintegratio, 21 November 1964499
Decree on the Catholic Eastern Churches: Orientalium Ecclesiarum, 21 November 1965525
Decree on the Mass Media: Inter Mirifica, 4 December 1963539
Declaration on Religious Liberty: Dignitatis Humanae, 7 December 1965551
Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions: Nostra Aetate, 28 October 1965569
Declaration on Christian Education: Gravissimum Educationis, 28 October 1965575

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