History of Vatican II Volume 2 - Orbis Books


Pages: 624

Binding: hardcover

History of Vatican II Volume 2

By: Giuseppe Alberigo Joseph A. Komonchak
  • $80.00


"A worthy monument to the 20th century's most startling religious event."--Francis X. Murphy

This second of five volumes focuses on the issues and developments at the beginning of the Second Vatican Council.


I. The Tumultuous Opening Days of the Council

II. The Council Gets Underway

III. The Liturgy Debate

IV. An Initial Profile of the Assembly

V. The First Doctrinal Clash

VI. The Discussion of the Modern Media

VII. Beyond an Ecclesiology of Polemics: The Debate on the Church

VIII. The Drama Continues Between the Acts: The "Second Preparation" and Its Opponents

IX. Ebb and Flow Between Two Seasons

X. The Conciliar Experience: "Learning on Their Own"

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.

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