The Oxford Handbook of Vatican II

This book is a rich source of information and reflections on many aspects of the Second Vatican Council (1962–65), the most significant religious event of the last century. Contributions from some of the finest scholars of the council from round the world introduce readers to the historical context and outstanding features of this conciliar event and to its principal teachings on revelation, the Church, liturgy, religious liberty, ecumenism, interreligious dialogue, Church–world relations, and mission. Includes “Vatican II’s Missiology: Foundation for a Missionary Church,” by Stephen Bevans, SVD and “Catholic-Jewish Relations in Light of Nostra Aetate: A New Era,” by John Pawlikowski, OSMP.

Electronic edition available here.






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