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A Concise Guide to the Documents of Vatican II [Paperback]

By Edward P. Hahnenberg (Author)
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The 16 documents of the 2nd Vatican Council are the most important texts produced by the Catholic church in the past 400 years. They shape virtually every aspect of church life today. But hardly anyone ever reads them... In this indispensable guide, Edward Hahnenberg outlines each of the 16 documents. Offering the background for each work, its language and context, this book provides a clear and concise overview of the Council's work and its significance in the life of the church. Each document's history, content, major concerns, and effects are considered. Significant quotes provide a sample of the language, and contemporary topics provide discussion opportunities. Scripture scholars and students - and every Catholic - will find this a valuable resource.

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The sixteen documents of the Second Vatican Council are the most important texts produced by the Catholic church in the past four hundred years. They shape virtually every aspect of church life today. But hardly anyone ever reads them... --From the Introduction
In this indispensable guide, Edward P. Hahnenberg outlines each of the documents produced by the Second Vatican Council. Offering the background for each work, its language and context, this book provides a clear and concise overview of the Council's work and its significance in the life of the church. Each document's history, content, major concerns and effects are considered. Significant quotes provide a sample of the language, and contemporary topics provide discussion opportunities. Scripture scholars and students--and every Catholic--will find this a valuable resource.

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Studio: Saint Anthony Messenger Press
Pages   178
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.46" Width: 5.78" Height: 0.52"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2007
Publisher   Saint Anthony Messenger Press
ISBN  0867165529  
ISBN13  9780867165524  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! EDWARD P. HAHNENBERG holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Notre Dame. He is assistant professor of theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and author of "Ministries: A Relational Approach" (Crossroad).

Edward P. Hahnenberg currently resides in the state of Ohio.

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The "Missing Manual" for Vatican II   May 8, 2007
In his opening paragraph, the author states that the documents of Vatican II "shape virtually every aspect of church life today," yet hardly anyone ever reads them, probably because they lack "a proper introduction." His Concise Guide is that introduction, designed to be used with the documents and offering for each a brief history, section-by-section reading guide, summary of the document's place in today's church, and questions for reflection. There are also instructions for obtaining the documents; guidelines for reading them and for using the Concise Guide individually or with groups; sidebars within the chapters; a glossary; suggestions for further readings; and an index.

An example from the chapter on the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes) conveys the flavor of Hahnenberg's work. The introduction explains the overall plan for the council: two categories, the church's inner life and her relationship with the outside world. The document for this second category, for which there was no model, involved dozens of drafts and consultations throughout Europe over a period of three years. We learn that deep disagreements arose over emphasis on the church's dialoguing with the world vs. proclaiming Christ to it as well as ways in which reform and renewal might be accomplished. These differences, explains Hahnenberg, "would have a profound impact on the way in which GS would be interpreted in the years after the Council."

Mirroring the major points in Gaudium et Spes, the "document today" section and reflection questions address dialogue/proclamation; signs of the times; marriage and society; church and state; and globalization. One sidebar in the chapter notes that GS was the only council text composed entirely in a modern language, French.
 

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