Vatican II

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  • Copyright: 2012-08-01
  • Publisher: Orbis Books

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Fifty distinguished authors, including theologians, journalists, spiritual writers, and pastoral leaders, offer their own assessment of the meaning of the Second Vatican Council and its historic documents, drawing in many cases on their personal experience as witnesses or participants. Beginning with an overview of the Council in context, the contributors-a "who's-who" of modern Catholic and non-Catholic voices-reflect on the Council's impact on liturgy, the understanding of the church, revelation, ecumenism and interreligious dialogue, and social issues. At a time when virtually every debate about the current state of the church and its future refers to differing interpretations of the Council, these personal stories-rooted in an historic event-could not be more relevant for today. Book jacket.

Author Biography

William Madges is Dean of the College of Arts Sciences at Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia. He is editor of Vatican ll: 40 Years Later. Michael J. Daley teaches religion at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati. He is co-editor (with Thomas Groome) of Reclaiming Catholicism and, with William Madges, The Many Marks of the Church.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Glossaryp. xiii
Foreword: An Interpretive Introduction to Vatican IIp. xv
Preface: All Is Storyp. xxi
Introduction: The Contexts of the Councilp. xxiii
The Council in Context
What Story Will We Tell?p. 1
Francis Xavier Murphy, C.Ss.R.p. 6
Reporting the Secrets of the Council
John W. O'Malley, S.J.p. 10
Vatican II and My Many Contexts
Monika K. Hellwigp. 14
Vatican II: The Glorious Years
Gregory Baump. 21
A Changing Church
Lisa Sowle Cahillp. 25
The Council as Seen from a Catholic Girls' School
Joan Chittister, O.S.B.p. 29
The Struggle between Confusion and Expectation: The Legacy of Vatican II
Michael Novakp. 35
The Rescue of Vatican II
John Catoirp. 39
Cardinal Suenens Predicted a Third Vatican Council
Vatican II and the Liturgy
Liturgy: The Church Praying Is the Church Believingp. 43
Kathleen Hughes, R.S.C.J.p. 48
Mystery at the Heart of Worship
Joseph A. Brown, S.J.p. 53
Preparing the "Welcome Table": Reflections on Fifty Years of Black Catholic Liturgy
Bruce T. Morrill, S.J.p. 58
Change as the Norm
.Bill Huebschp. 62
The Church on the Eve of Vatican II
Owen Campionp. 67
Human Experience and Liturgy
Joseph H. Champlinp. 71
Reflections on the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy
Cyprian Davis, O.S.B.p. 75
The Liturgy, Inculturation, and the Renewal of Religious Life
M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O.p. 81
Liturgical Moments
What It Means to Be Church Formulating a New Understanding of Churchp. 85
Ladislas Írsy, S.J.p. 94
A Lesson in Ecclesiology
Martin E. Martyp. 98
Certainty and Condemnations
Charles E. Curranp. 102
The Church as the Pilgrim People of God
Richard Rohr, O.F.M.p. 106
Honesty and Creativity in the Church
Rosemary Radford Ruetherp. 109
The Conflict of Ecclesiologies in the Legacy of Vatican II
Daniel E. Pilarczykp. 113
Bringing Old and New Together
Francis Sullivan, S.J.p. 116
Vatican II on the Charisms of the Faithful
Lawrence S. Cunninghamp. 119
Tensions in Vatican II and How to Proceed Today
Richard P. McBrienp. 123
Renewed Commitment to Vatican II as Best Preparation for the New Millennium
Revelation, Scripture, and Tradition Introduction to Revelationp. 127
Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.p. 136
Vatican II and Myself
Pauline A. Vivianop. 140
Fighting Biblical Fundamentalism
Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.p. 144
My Hermeneutical Spiral
John Dominic Crossanp. 148
Bliss at Dawn, Darkness at Noon
Joseph A. Komonchakp. 152
Dei verbum and Cardinal Bea
Donald Senior, CP.p. 155
Vatican II and Biblical Renewal
Barbara E. Reid, O.P.p. 159
Vatican II Opened a Window for Biblical Scholars
Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J.p. 164
The Word of God, Magisterium, and the Historical Character of the Gospels
Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue The Turn to the Otherp. 167
Roger of TaizÚp. 179
Christ Is United to Every Human Being without Exception
Philip A. Cunninghamp. 183
A Tectonic Shift in Relations with Non-Catholics: Witnessing a Transformation
Jeffrey Gros, F.S.C.p. 188
A Marvelous Beginning of a Pilgrimage toward Communion
George H. Tavard, A.A.p. 194
The Secretariat for Christian Unity and Ecumenism
Robert F. Drinan, S.J.p. 198
The Declaration on Religious Freedom (Dignitatis humanae)
Walter J. Burghardt, S.J.p. 201
Vatican II and Religious Freedom: The Role of John Courtney Murray, S.J.
Francis Cardinal Arinzep. 205
Vatican II Encourages Interreligious Dialogue
Eugene J. Fisherp. 208
The Council and the Invention of Catholic-Jewish Relations
John T. Pawlikowski, O.S.M.p. 212
Christian-Jewish Relations and Vatican II
World Issues and Social Justice
The Church and the World: Reading the Signs of the Timesp. 217
Mary Luke Tobin, S.L.p. 227
Women Are Also "Church"
Peter C. Phanp. 231
Vatican II and the Asian Catholic Church
Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J.p. 236
Worth a Life-A Vatican II Story.
David Hollenbach, S.J.p. 241
A World Church
Mary Jo Weaverp. 245
Lower-Case Catholic
Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P.p. 249
The Impact of Vatican II
Robert Blair Kaiserp. 253
The Story of Archbishop Thomas Roberts
Thomas Groomep. 258
Who Was That Tall, Dark Stranger-Who Introduced Me to Vatican II?
Epilogue: Vatican II in Retrospect: A Lifetime and Esteemed Companionp. 263
Notesp. 275
Indexp. 291
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