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Vatican II Behind the Iron Curtain
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The book engages with both English-language scholarship and the national historiographies of the countries that it examines, o ering a global lens on the present state of research (covering all relevant languages) and seeking to propel that research forward. All of the chapters draw on both non-English secondary literature and original primary sources-some published, some archival. In all four countries, religious aggiornamento went hand in hand with waves and spurts of political liberalization. Though short-lived in their initial form, civic aggiornamenti magnified the impact of religious aggiornamento. Every country behind the Iron Curtain was different, yet even across such diverse situations, one finds evidence that societies engaged with Vatican II-and, moreover, that the Council furnished a set of norms and aspirations that would play a significant role in the final years of the Cold War. The election of St. John Paul II in 1978+..., a pope from behind the Iron Curtain, lit a match, but the tinder had been set much earlier for modernization, reform, and an embrace of pluralism-even among Catholics living behind the Iron Curtain.
Vatican II Behind the Iron Curtain was published by The Catholic University of America Press in December 2016. The ISBN for Vatican II Behind the Iron Curtain is 9780813229126.
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|Page last updated||19th November 2016|
|Publisher||The Catholic University of America Press (December 2016)|
|Number of Pages||248|