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Vatican II: Catholic Doctrines on Jews and Muslims

Gavin D'Costa


D’Costa breaks fresh ground in this study of the Second Vatican Council’s doctrines on other religions, especially Judaism and Islam. This study focuses exclusively on the doctrinal foundations found in Lumen Gentium 16 that will serve Catholicism in the twenty-first century. First, D’Costa provides a map outlining different hermeneutical approaches to the Council. He synthesizes their strengths and provides a critique of their weaknesses. He also classifies the different authority attributed to doctrines, thereby clarifying debates regarding continuity, discontinuity, and reform in doctrinal ... More

Keywords: Second Vatican Council, hermeneutics, Catholic Church, doctrines, Jews, Muslims, theology of religions, magisterium

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199659272
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659272.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gavin D'Costa, author
Professor in Catholic Theology, University of Bristol