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The year 2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the close of the Second Vatican Council. In light of recent developments—especially the resignation of Benedict XVI, the election of Pope Francis, and the Bishops’ Synods of October 2014 and 2015—this volume provides an analysis of Vatican II, the most decisive and far-reaching event in the modern Catholic Church. Explicating pivotal elements of the Council, its decision-making process and the deep consequences of its final decisions, Massimo Faggioli contributes an accessible presentation of the significance of Vatican II for the church and its life in the modern world beyond the boundaries of the Roman Catholic Church. As the Council, since its conclusion, has been subjected to various interpretations—a matter of not little controversy—the volume explores the contours of subsequent interpretation and variations in approach, especially those that have marked the eras of John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Despite these controversies, however, the Council lives on, the author argues, in theology, especially the ad intra and ad extra dimensions of reform in the liturgy, the church and the modern world, and religious freedom, continuing to have global impact on Catholics and non-Catholics.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Publication Credits
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Part I. The Debate on Vatican II in a Catholicism Made Global
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. 1. Fifty Years of Debate on Vatican II
  2. pp. 13-36
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  1. 2. The History and the “Narratives” of Vatican II
  2. pp. 37-62
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  1. 3. Forms of Procedure and Sources of Legitimacy in the Second Vatican Council
  2. pp. 63-84
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  1. 4. The Post–Vatican II Debate and the Post–Council of Basel Period
  2. pp. 85-96
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  1. Part II. Ecclesiology and Intertextuality at Vatican II
  2. pp. 97-98
  1. 5. The Liturgical Reform and the Meaning of Vatican II
  2. pp. 99-120
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  1. 6. The Battle over Gaudium et Spes Then and Now
  2. pp. 121-142
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  1. 7. The Political Significance of Vatican II and Its “Constitutional” Value
  2. pp. 143-164
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  1. 8. Vatican II and the Church of the Margins
  2. pp. 165-180
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  1. Part III. Vatican II and the Agenda of the Church
  2. pp. 181-182
  1. 9. The Relevance of Vatican II after Fifty Years
  2. pp. 183-200
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  1. 10. The Role of Episcopal Conferences since Vatican II
  2. pp. 201-228
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  1. 11. Vatican II and the Agenda for Collegiality and Synodality in the Twenty-First Century
  2. pp. 229-254
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  1. 12. About Vatican II and Women in the Church
  2. pp. 255-266
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  1. 13. The Future of Vatican II
  2. pp. 267-288
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  1. Part IV. A Council for the Global Church
  2. pp. 289-290
  1. 14. Catholicism
  2. pp. 291-306
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  1. 15. The Church of Vatican II and the Common Ground
  2. pp. 307-328
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  1. 16. Conclusions
  2. pp. 329-336
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 337-350
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781451496673
Related ISBN(s)
9781451472097
MARC Record
OCLC
908073247
Pages
350
Launched on MUSE
2015-04-27
Language
English
Open Access
No
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