Vatican II : The Battle for Meaning

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  • Copyright: 2012-03-31
  • Publisher: Paulist Pr

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A balanced presentation of the council¿s key issues and their interpretation by major theologians and church historians at work in global Catholicism.

Author Biography

Massimo Faggioli, who holds a PhD from the University of Turin, is assistant professor in the Theology Department of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is author of numerous articles on Vatican II and contemporary Catholicism.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
A Short History of the Debate on Vatican IIp. 1
The Debate on an Epoch-Making Councilp. 1
What Vatican II Said about Vatican II (1960-65)p. 3
Vatican II: Acknowledged, Received, Refused (1965-80)p. 6
Vatican II: Celebrated and Enforced (1980-90)p. 11
Vatican II: Historicized (1990-2000)p. 15
Toward a New Fight over Vatican II?p. 17
Questioning the Legitimacy of Vatican IIp. 19
Opposite Extremismsp. 19
Vatican II: A Reform Councilp. 21
The Traditionalists: Opposition and Rejection of the Councilp. 24
The Lefebvrian Schism and Vatican IIp. 29
Different Destinies for Vatican II's Fringe Groupsp. 35
Vatican II: Beyond Romep. 38
Vatican II as the Beginningp. 38
Vatican II and Its Ecumenical Appraisalp. 39
Concilium, Communio, and Post-Vatican II Theologyp. 50
Liberation Theology and Feminist Theologyp. 53
Catholic Theology in New Places: Vatican II in Africa, Asia, and Australiap. 59
The Church and the World: Augustinians and Thomistsp. 66
From Vatican II to Post-Vatican II: The New "Two Tendencies"p. 66
Neo-Augustinian Receptions of Vatican IIp. 68
"Progressive" Neo-Thomistsp. 75
The Debate at the 1985 Synodp. 83
The Clash of Narrativesp. 91
Post-Synod Research on What Actually Happened at Vatican II (1985-2005)p. 91
Ecclesiology: Collegiality and "Subsistit in"p. 97
Liturgy and the "Reform of the Reform"p. 102
Conflicting Conciliar Narrativesp. 106
Ongoing Researchp. 112
Macro-Issues of the Debate About Vatican IIp. 118
Vatican II: The End of or the Beginning of the Renewal?p. 119
The Intertextual Dynamic of the Council Documentsp. 125
Change and Historicity in the Church and in Theologyp. 133
Epiloguep. 139
Notesp. 145
Bibliographyp. 187
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