Vatican II: Its Impact on You

Vatican II: Its Impact on You

by Peter A. Huff

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Vatican II: Its Impact on You by Peter A. Huff

Vatican II is known to every Catholic at least by name, but we’re a little skimpy on the details. What happened there? Why did it take place? Why have there been mixed reactions to it? Most importantly, what is the impact of the Second Vatican Council on the People of the Church now?

Peter A. Huff, in Vatican II: Its Impact on You, answers these questions and more in a lively, brief, easy-to-read, fresh overview of the event that has had the greatest impact onthe Catholic experience today.

Vatican II, the brainchild of Blessed Pope John XXIII, spanned from 1962 to 1965, attracted 2,500 bishops to Vatican City, and produced inspiring activity and documents from extraordinary personalities.

This book analyzes Vatican II’s sources, context, decisions, and ongoing impact. Huff argues that "we rightly associate the council with change, but it is just as correctly portrayed as a strategic preservation of Catholicism's time-tested heritage."

While written from a Catholic perspective, all Christians will find Vatican II: Its Impact on You a fascinating look at a time in recent world history when truth and grace joined for what the author calls "the most important religious event of the twentieth century."


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764861284
Publisher: Liguori Publications
Publication date: 12/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 80
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Peter A. Huff, PhD, holds the Besl Family Chair in Ethics/Religion and Society at Xavier University in Cincinnati. He earned his doctorate in historical theology from Saint Louis University in 1994.

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P-Sin More than 1 year ago
This small book (under 100 pages) is a good introductory lesson to Vatican II. It covers some of the major highlights of the council and gives some focus to the ramifications of the council over the past 50 years since the Council closed. Obviously, it does not go into much depth on most of the topics covered as it is so short. But if you are interested in a good introductory lesson for someone who knows little to nothing about Vatican II, this is an excellent book for them. However, if you are looking for a deeper, scholarly analysis of the Council, look elsewhere.