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Does Vatican II Council Represent Continuity or Discontinuity?

O'Collins, Gerald (2012) Does Vatican II Council Represent Continuity or Discontinuity? Theological Studies, 73 (4). pp. 768-794. ISSN 0040-5639

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Abstract

The article examines changes in teaching and practice endorsed by Vatican II. What "combination of continuity and discontinuity" (Pope Benedict XVI) shaped those reforms? Several conciliar documents set out principles guiding the changes by retrieving neglected traditions (ressourcement) and bringing the church's life up to date (aggiornamento). The article suggests going beyond such schemes as "changing forms and permanent principles" or changes in "nonessentials but not in essentials" and instead recognizing that the council embraced reform with a view to renewing the church's apostolic identity.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Discontinuity, Pope Benedict XVI, Second Vatican Council
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-JTC: United Faculty of Theology - Jesuit Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 04:23
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 03:19
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1478

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