From Trent to Vatican II : Historical and Theological Investigations
The second Vatican Council was convened by Pope John XXIII between 1962 and 1965. It marked a fundamental shift towards the modern Church, and many of the rules and practices established in the 16th century at Trent collapsed and were replaced. In this book a distinguished team of Catholic scholars offers a close examination of the full nature and scope of these changes. Each contributor offers an impartial investigation of a particular issue. Included are chapters on such topics as scripture and tradition, priestly formation, women, popular devotion, canon law, church music, marriage, and the universal catechism. The first book to present a comprehensive overview of the relationship between the two great Councils, this will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of theology and ecclesiastical history, as well as for bishops, priests, and ministers.
- Hardback | 368 pages
- 161 x 242 x 25mm | 649g
- 25 May 2006
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
This volume of essays is distinct and salutary because of its uniquely irenic tone and willinness to engage the Tent- Vatican II relationship with a careful eye for differences in social, political, and historical context..the volume's strength is its general spirit of judiciousness and coniliation * Kevin Mongrain, International Journal of Systematic Theology * ...the first place to start when studying the interpretation and implementation of Vatican II...recomended to all serious students of Catholic ecclesiology and Vatican II * Kevin Mongrain, International Journal of Systematic Theology * ...this volume is mandatory reading...The editors have gathered a number of internationally acclaimed authors, that guaranteed the quality of the contributions, yet at the same time they managed to maintain a discourse that is accessible to non-specialists and scholars alike...This book is very worthwhile. s
About Raymond F. Bulman
Raymond F. Bulman is Professor of Systematic Theology and Religious Studies at Saint John's University. Frederick J. Parrella is Associate Professor of Theology in the Religious Studies Department at Santa Clara University. They are co-editors of two scholarly volumes: Paul Tillich: A New Catholic Assessment and Religion in the New Millennium: Theology in the Spirit of Paul Tillich.