"A splendid tapestry . . . . A monumental work."--James Hennesey, S.J., in Theological Studies
The final volume of the definitive history of the Second Vatican Council takes the reader through the approval of texts such as the "Constitution on Divine Revelation," the ""Decree on Religious Liberty," the "Decree on the Church's Missionary Activity," and the "Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World."
I. Toward the Fourth Period
II. Finishing the Work Begun: The Trying Experience of the Fourth Period
III. Completing the Conciliar Agenda
IV. The Church under the Word of God
V. The Final Weeks of the Council
VI. The Council as an Event in the Ecumenical Movement
VII. The Conclusion of the Council and the Initial Reception
VIII. Transition to a New Age
Excursus: The Sources for the Second Vatican Council
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.