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Tradition and Transition: Historical Perspectives on Vatican II                                                                                       ,9780788099267

Tradition and Transition: Historical Perspectives on Vatican II

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 12/1/2002
Publisher(s): Academic Renewal Press
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Summary

When Pope John XXIII announced in January 1959 his intention to convene an ecumenical council, few anticipated the bold reshaping of the institutional church which was in store. The Second Vatican Council was a seminal event in church history ? yet decades later, there is still dispute over what the council intended, as well as uncertainty about what it all means for us today.

By placing Vatican II within the broad perspective of Christian history, Tradition And Transition helps readers understand the context of the council's earth-shaking developments. John W. O?Malley provides an astute overview of the essential issues which drove the assembly, as well as the unique characteristics which distinguished Vatican II from all previous church councils and clearly influenced the direction it would take. He uses a threefold approach to bring Vatican II's many facets into clearer focus ? defining a methodology for interpreting the council, unraveling and clarifying its message, and contemplating what that might signify for the church's present and future.

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