Vatican II in Plain English

The Collection (3-Volume Set)
Author: Bill Huebsch

Format: Paperback

Publication date: January 1, 1997


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. In this three-volume set, author and theologian Bill Huebsch has provided a thorough and thoroughly readable telling of the story of Vatican II.

The Council. This volume describes the Church on the eve of the council, gives 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.

The Constitutions. 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.

The Decrees and Declarations. This volume paraphrases the nine decrees and three declarations of the council, including the Decree on Ecumenism, the Declaration on Religious Freedom, the Decree on the Appropriate Renewal of Religious Life, and the Declaration on Christian Education.

Product Details

Pages: 3

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9781594711084

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

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