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The Council

The Council

Vol. 1 in the Vatican II in Plain English Set 

Author: Bill Huebsch

Price: $15.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 224

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-105-3

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: January 1, 1997

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More History, Reference, Theology


The Second Vatican Council, which met from 1962 through 1965, is the most significant event in the last 400 years of Christian history. It changed the face of the Roman Catholic Church forever and dramatically affected all the people of the world. Author and theologian Bill Huebsch has provided a thorough and thoroughly readable telling of the story of Vatican II.

This volume describes the Church on the eve of the council, provides an easy-to-read version of the opening speech of John XXIII and other speeches, provides a chronology of major events in Vatican II's unfolding story, lists all previous church councils, and offers biographies of key players at Vatican II, as well as a summary of each document.


"Tells the story."

"A talented layman tells the story of Vatican II and gives its documents in engaging sense lines. It's paraphrase that becomes prose poetry."

Rev. Walter M. Abbott, S.J., General Editor
The Documents of Vatican II

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