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The Second Vatican Council on other living faiths

O'Collins, Gerald (2013) The Second Vatican Council on other living faiths. Pacifica, 26 (2). pp. 155-170. ISSN 1030-570X

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Abstract

This article critically evaluates what Vatican II taught about other living faiths in four documents: the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 1963), the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium, 1964), the Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions (Nostra Aetate,1965) and the Decree on the Church’s Missionary Activity (Ad Gentes, 1965). Too often those who consider Vatican II’s attention to other faiths consider only Nostra Aetate. Beyond question, that declaration was central in importance and impact. Nevertheless, the three other documents just mentioned fill out the Council’s integral teaching on the religious ‘others’. The last and longest text from Vatican II, the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes , 1965), also adds some further, significant considerations. But space precludes examining it in this article.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Ad Gentes, interfaith dialogue, Lumen Gentium, Nostra Aetate, Sacrosanctum Concilium, Vatican II
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: Pure 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: 20 Oct 2014 02:57
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 03:25
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1680

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