Vatican I and Vatican II: Councils in the Living Tradition
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Vatican I and Vatican II: Councils in the Living Tradition

Michael Glazier / 2016 / Paperback

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Vatican I and Vatican II represent two of the three ecumenical councils in modern times, yet relatively few studies have sought to understand their relation to one another. In fact, the councils are often positioned as mutually exclusive so that one must choose presentations of church and ecclesial authority from either Vatican I or Vatican II. Their too-frequent juxtaposition under competing interpretive hermeneutics inhibits greater ecclesial self-understanding, and it limits the church's ability to teach effectively on topics of concern to modern women and men, such as authority, freedom, and ecclesiology.

Vatican I and Vatican II: Councils in the Living Tradition uses the questions of what, why, and how the councils taught in order to frame and demonstrate significant points of continuity, complementarity, and difference between them. It argues that only by seeing both Vatican I and Vatican II as communicating vital dimensions of the Christian faith can the church's living tradition be fully appreciated and speak meaningfully to modern Christian women and men.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 225
Vendor: Michael Glazier
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0814683142
ISBN-13: 9780814683149

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Author Bio

Kristin M. Colberg is assistant professor of theology at Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict. She received her doctorate at the University of Notre Dame in systematic theology. She is the author of several articles on the Second Vatican Council that have appeared in journals such as The Heythrop Journal, Horizons, and Missiology,and she is the co-editor of Speaking Truth in Love, a festschriftin honor of Cardinal Walter Kasper. Professor Colberg also serves as a member of the official US Reformed-Catholic dialogue. 

Editorial Reviews

"Colberg masterfully deconstructs the widely held assumption that the Second Vatican Council turned its back on the First Vatican Council. By asking what,' how,' and why' they taught about issues of authority, infallibility, and collegiality, Colberg reveals the common concerns and shared commitments of these two very different ecclesial events. The result is a compelling chapter in the story of a living tradition-a century-long struggle to discover what it means to be church in the modern world. This is an invaluable contribution to the ongoing reception of both Vatican councils."
Edward P. Hahnenberg, PhD, Author of A Concise Guide to the Documents of Vatican II

"The book is meticulously researched; there are persuasive arguments; and it is certainly a resource for scholars of the councils. I would hesitate to suggest using it with adult study groups, but graduate students could get a lot out of it."
Marie Conn, Catholic Books Review

"Both well informed and accessible, this is a much-needed treatment of a vital topic in Catholic theology."
J. P. Blosser, Benedictine College

"The volume is very clearly written and accessible. It will be of particular value to advanced undergraduate and graduate students seeking a more nuanced grasp of the relationship between these two councils."
Richard Gaillardetz, Worship

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