The sixteen documents of the Second Vatican Council are the most important texts produced by the Catholic church in the past four hundred years. They shape virtually every aspect of church life today, but hardly anyone ever reads them..."
In this indispensable guide, Edward P. Hahnenberg outlines each of the sixteen documents produced by the Second Vatican Council. Offering the background for each work, its language and context, this book provides a clear and concise overview of the Councils work and its significance in the life of the church. Each documents history, content, major concerns and effects are considered. Significant quotes provide a sample of the language, and contemporary topics provide discussion opportunities.
Edward Hahnenberg holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Notre Dame. He is assistant professor of theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and author of Ministries: A Relational Approach (Crossroad).