What Happened at Vatican IIUnknown - 2008
During four years in session, Vatican Council II held television audiences rapt with its elegant, magnificently choreographed public ceremonies, while its debates generated front-page news on a near-weekly basis. By virtually any assessment, it was the most important religious event of the twentieth century, with repercussions that reached far beyond the Catholic church. Remarkably enough, this is the first book, solidly based on official documentation, to give a brief, readable account of the council from the moment Pope John XXIII announced it on January 25, 1959, until its conclusion on December 8, 1965; and to locate the issues that emerge in this narrative in their contexts, large and small, historical and theological, thereby providing keys for grasping what the council hoped to accomplish.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008.
Branch Call Number: 262.52 O'MALLEY
Characteristics: xi, 380 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: What happened at Vatican 2
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