A Council for the Global Church: Receiving Vatican II in by Massimo Faggioli

By Massimo Faggioli

The yr 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the shut of the second one Vatican Council. this quantity presents an research of Vatican II, the main decisive and far-reaching occasion within the glossy Catholic Church. Explicating pivotal components of the Council, its decision-making approach and the deep results of its ultimate judgements, Massimo Faggioli contributes an obtainable presentation of the importance of Vatican II for the church and its existence within the glossy global past the limits of the Roman Catholic Church. because the Council, for the reason that its end, has been subjected to numerous interpretations—a subject of now not little controversy—the quantity explores the contours of next interpretation and diversifications in procedure, specially those who have marked the eras of John Paul II and Benedict XVI. regardless of those controversies, even though, the Council lives on, the writer argues, in theology, specially the advert intra and advert additional dimensions of reform within the liturgy, the church and the trendy international, and spiritual freedom, carrying on with to have worldwide impression on Catholics and non-Catholics.

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