"A worthy monument to the 20th century's most startling religious event."--Francis X. Murphy
This second of five volumes focuses on the issues and developments at the beginning of the Second Vatican Council.
I. The Tumultuous Opening Days of the Council
II. The Council Gets Underway
III. The Liturgy Debate
IV. An Initial Profile of the Assembly
V. The First Doctrinal Clash
VI. The Discussion of the Modern Media
VII. Beyond an Ecclesiology of Polemics: The Debate on the Church
VIII. The Drama Continues Between the Acts: The "Second Preparation" and Its Opponents
IX. Ebb and Flow Between Two Seasons
X. The Conciliar Experience: "Learning on Their Own"
Name and Subject Indexes
Giuseppe Alberigo (1926-2007) taught church history and served as director of the Institute for Religious Studies in Bologna, Italy.
Joseph A. Komonchak holds the John C. and Gertrude P. Hubbard Chair in Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. He is renowned for his work in ecclesiology, twentieth century theology, and the history and theology of Vatican II.