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The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia): The Papal Exhortation in Its Context

O'Collins, Gerald (2016) The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia): The Papal Exhortation in Its Context. Theological Studies, 77. pp. 905-921. ISSN 0040-5639

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This article summarizes the teaching on marriage and the family offered by the Second Vatican Council (1962–65) and by the 1981 post-synodal, apostolic exhortation of Pope John Paul II, The Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World (Familiaris Consortio). Against this background, the content and language of The Final Report issued at the end of the second session of the synod on the family (October 4–25) are examined. These considerations lead to an evaluation of the continuity and change in teaching found in Pope Francis’s post-synodal, apostolic exhortation, The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia).

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Joy, Love, Amoris Laetitia, Papal Exhortation
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: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 05:33
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2018 01:10
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2358

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