Item description for The History of Vatican II, Vol. 2: The Formation of the Council's Identity, First Period and Intersession, October 1962-September 1963 (History Of Vatican 2 #2) by Giuseppe Alberigo & Joseph A. Komonchak...
Overview This second volume of the much-acclaimed "History of Vatican II" describes the dramatic first session of the Council as it assembles in 1962. Among its highlights are the story of Pope John XXIII's opening speech, the bishops' unexpected repudiation of the doctrinal texts they had been expected to "rubber stamp", and their overwhelming approval of a new openness in the church.
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Studio: Orbis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 6.6" Height: 1.7" Weight: 2.5 lbs.
Release Date Dec 3, 2005
Publisher Orbis Books
Series History Of Vatican 2
Series Number 2
ISBN 1570751471 ISBN13 9781570751479
Availability 0 units.
More About Giuseppe Alberigo & Joseph A. Komonchak
Alberigo is director of the Institute for Religious Studies in Bologna.
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Recommended for college-level students of Catholic history Feb 21, 2001
The hefty price tag of this history may keep it from all but the most specialized Catholic library collections, but it continues the coverage of Vatican II begun in previous volumes, with this covering the mature council, second period and intersession from September 1963-1964 - a period in which the Vatican II began to assume its character. From the debate of collegiality to the Council's completion of the first two documents, chapters cover its revision of major texts and its political involvements. Recommended for college-level students of Catholic history.