Concise Guide to the Documents of Vatican II

ISBN-10: 0867165529

ISBN-13: 9780867165524

Edition: 2007

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In this indispensable guide, Edward P. Hahnenberg outlines each of the sixteen 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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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Franciscan Media
Publication date: 2/21/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 178
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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).

Introduction: Reading the Documents of Vatican II
The Four Constitutions
Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium)
Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum)
Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium)
Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modem World (Gaudium et Spes)
The Church as the People of God
Decree on the Pastoral Office of Bishops in the Church (Christus Dominus)
Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests (Presbyterorum Ordinis)
Decree on the Training of Priests (Optatam Totius)
Decree on the Up-to-Date Renewal of Religious Life (Perfectae Caritatis)
Decree on the Apostolate of Lay People (Apostolicam Actuositatem)
Decree on Ecumenism (Unitatis Redintegratio)
Decree on the Catholic Eastern Churches (Orientalium Ecclesiarum)
The Church in the World
Decree on the Mass Media (Inter Mirifica)
Decree on the Church's Missionary Activity (Ad Gentes)
Declaration on Christian Education (Gravissimum Educationis)
Declaration on Religious Liberty (Dignitatis Humanae)
Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions (Nostra Aetate)
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