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The Long Shadow of Vatican II: Living Faith and Negotiating Authority since the Second Vatican Council (Paperback)
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The Long Shadow of Vatican II: Living Faith and Negotiating Authority since the Second Vatican Council (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 30/09/2015
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With the Second Vatican Council (1962@-65), the Roman Catholic Church for the first time took a positive stance on modernity. Its impact on the thought, worship, and actions of Catholics worldwide was enormous. Benefiting from a half century of insights gained since Vatican II ended, this volume focuses squarely on the ongoing aftermath and reinterpretation of the Council in the twenty-first century. In five penetrating essays, contributors examine crucial issues at the heart of Catholic life and identity, primarily but not exclusively within North American contexts. On a broader level, the volume as a whole illuminates the effects of the radical changes made at Vatican II on the lived religion of everyday Catholics.

As framed by volume editors Lucas Van Rompay, Sam Miglarese, and David Morgan, the book's long view of the church's gradual and often contentious transition into contemporary times profiles a church and laity who seem committed to many mutual values but feel that implementation of the changes agreed in principle at the Council is far from accomplished. The election in 2013 of the charismatic Pope Francis has added yet another dimension to the search for the meaning of Vatican II.

The contributors are Catherine E. Clifford, Hillary Kaell, Leo D. Lefebure, Jill Peterfeso, Leslie Woodcock Tentler.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781469625294
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 14 mm

Provide[s] scholarly assessments of the impact of the Council's work in subsequent years.--Choice

An important analysis of the Roman Catholic Church in the modern world, the Church's impact on the world, and vice versa.--Library Journal

A fascinating study of conciliar reception in material culture. . . . Combine[s] conventional theological scholarship with more empirical and ethnographic sources to demonstrate the ambiguity and promise of the Council for the Church today.--Catholic Historical Review

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