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The Reception of Vatican II

Matthew L. Lamb and Matthew Levering


The present volume, the sequel to Vatican II: Renewal within Tradition, examines the continuing influence of the Second Vatican Council on the life of the Church. It does so by looking at the magisterial and theological reception of each of its sixteen documents throughout the course of the past fifty years, with an eye to their future prospects. The contributors to this volume have a commitment to understanding Vatican II has a “renewal within Tradition,” and thus read the documents in continuity with preceding Tradition, rather than as a rupture with Tradition. The contributors are members o ... More

Keywords: Vatican II, reception, hermeneutic of continuity, Tradition, continuity, ecumenism, church, salvation, liturgy, revelation

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190625795
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625795.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew L. Lamb, editor
Cardinal Maida Professor of Theology, Ave Maria University

Matthew Levering, editor
Perry Family Foundation Professor of Theology, Mundelein Seminary

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Matthew L. Lamb and Matthew Levering

Part One The Constitutions

1 Sacrosanctum Concilium

Jeremy Driscoll, OSB

2 Lumen Gentium

Guy Mansini, OSB

3 Dei Verbum

William M. Wright IV

4 Gaudium et Spes

Thomas Joseph White, OP

Part Two The Decrees

5 Christus Dominus

Matthew Levering

6 Presbyterorum Ordinis

David Vincent Meconi, SJ

7 Optatam Totius

Robert Barron

8 Perfectae Caritatis

Sara Butler, MSBT

9 Apostolicam Actuositatem

Michele M. Schumacher

10 Ad Gentes

Ralph Martin

11 Unitatis Redintegratio

Matthew J. Ramage

12 Orientalium Ecclesiarum

Adam A. J. DeVille

13 Inter Mirifica

Daniella Zsupan-Jerome

Part Three The Declarations

14 Dignitatis Humanae

Nicholas J. Healy, Jr.

15 Gravissimum Educationis

Paige E. Hochschild

16 Nostra Aetate

Gavin D’Costa

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