Vatican II: Catholic Doctrines on Jews and Muslims (Hardback)
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Vatican II: Catholic Doctrines on Jews and Muslims (Hardback)

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Hardback 266 Pages / Published: 28/08/2014
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Gavin D'Costa breaks new ground in this authoritative study of the Second Vatican Council's doctrines on other religions, with particular attention to Judaism and Islam. The focus is exclusively on the doctrinal foundations found in Lumen Gentium 16 that will serve Catholicism in the twenty first century. D'Costa provides a map outlining different hermeneutical approaches to the Council, whilst synthesising their strengths and providing a critique of their weaknesses. Moreover, he classifies the different authority attributed to doctrines thereby clarifying debates regarding continuity, discontinuity, and reform in doctrinal teaching. Vatican II: Catholic Doctrines on Jews and Muslims expertly examines the Council's revolutionary teaching on Judaism which has been subject to conflicting readings, including the claim that the Council reversed doctrinal teachings in this area. Through a rigorous examination of the debates, the drafts, the official commentary, and with consideration of the previous Council and papal doctrinal teachings on the Jews, D'Costa lays bare the doctrinal achievements of the Council, and concludes with a similar detailed examination of Catholic doctrines on Islam. This innovative text makes essential interventions in the debate about Council hermeneutics and doctrinal teachings on the religions.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199659272
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 222 x 148 x 21 mm


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[S]cholars will be grateful to D'Costa for much scrupulous sifting that leads to judicious conclusions. * Michael Barnes SJ, Theology *
Gavin D'Costa has given us a painstakingly exhaustive analysis of the documents of the Second Vatican Council related to the Catholic Churchs view of non-baptized persons and, more specifically, of Jews and Muslims....he has a great deal to say of importance to anyone committed to Jewish-Catholic relations today. ...he has done Catholics (and Jews) a service by offering us this careful textual analysis that calls the conclusions of some other Catholic thinkers into question. * James Frederic, Studies in Jewish-Christian Relationships *
His welcome and timely study of the teaching of the Vatican Council about other religions, especially Judaism and Islam, must become standard reading for anyone who wants to consider what the texts for the Council say and how this relates to the debate over discontinuity and continuity. * Martin Ganeri, New Blackfriars *
This clear and well-organized volume draws on an admirable amount of research in the primary and secondary sources. * Gerald O'Collins, Theological Studies *
What D'C. writes about historical, literary, and theological hermeneutics repays study. * Gerald O'Collins, Theological Studies *

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