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By Richard R. Gaillardetz,Catherine Clifford

As the church marks the 50th anniversary of the outlet of the second one Vatican Council, too few Catholics have an enough grab of what the council contributed to the lifetime of the church. the matter is comprehensible. the second one Vatican Council produced, by means of some distance, extra record pages than the other council. accordingly, any try and grasp its middle teachings might be daunting. there's a possibility of lacking the woodland for the timber. With this in brain, Keys to the Council identifies twenty key conciliar passages, valuable texts that support us have fun with the imaginative and prescient of the council fathers.

Each bankruptcy areas the given passage in its better historic context, explores its basic that means and value, and eventually considers its greater value for the lifetime of the church this present day. Chapters comprise exploration of Sacrosanctum Concilium's call for for complete, unsleeping, and lively participation within the liturgy; Lumen Gentium's eucharistic ecclesiology; Gaudium et Spes's imaginative and prescient of marriage as an intimate partnership of lifestyles and love; Nostra Aetate's method of non-Christian religions; and more.

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