A Brief History of the Vatican II Paperback

by Giuseppe Alberigo;

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A Brief History of the Vatican II

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By the doyen of Vatican II studies, this book illuminates the key events and meaning of the most important religious event of the twentieth century.

The Second Vatican Council, summoned by Pope John XXIII on Christmas day 1961, began in October 1962. Meeting in four autumn sessions from 1962 to 1965, Pope Johnís Council was a watershed in both world Christian and world religious history.

With brevity and insight Giuseppe Alberigo tells the story of Vatican II Council for a generation that has come of age since its close. He shows us a Council that Pope John called to renew not just the church but Christianity as a whole. He shows that that vision was realized in ways far beyond its participantsí ability to understand.

The drama of the Council comes alive, as the assembled bishops and their advisors work on themes that transformed the global landscape of religion, bringing Catholicism into dialogue with other religious traditions and establishing a whole new spirit of intra-Christian dialogue. Alberigo also suggests ways in which the spirit of the Council has not been implemented.

A Brief History of the Vatican II by Giuseppe Alberigo was published by Orbis Books in June 2006 and is our 33524th best seller. The ISBN for A Brief History of the Vatican II is 9781570756382.

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Details for A Brief History of the Vatican II

Page last updated 10th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherOrbis Books (June 2006)
Number of Pages141
Thickness10 mm
Height236 mm
Width170 mm
Product Code112449
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