The Constitutions

The Constitutions

Vol. 2 in the Vatican II in Plain English Set 

Author: Bill Huebsch

Author: Paul Thurmes

Price: $16.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 224

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-106-0

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: January 1, 1997

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 paraphrases the texts of the four constitutions—on the liturgy, the Church, divine revelation, and the Church in the modern world—in easily readable sense lines and invites the reader to better understand and internalize the message of the council fathers in a spirit of reverence, prayer, and reflection.


"A welcome gift."

"These volumes are a welcome gift to all readers. Historically complete and pastorally textured, they provide important renderings of the Vatican II documents, and reflective insights into the Council's proceedings."

Maria Harris, Author and Religious Educator