Unfinished Journey: The Church 40 Years After Vatican 2: Essays For John Wilkins by Austen IvereighUnfinished Journey: The Church 40 Years After Vatican 2: Essays For John Wilkins by Austen Ivereigh

Unfinished Journey: The Church 40 Years After Vatican 2: Essays For John Wilkins

byAusten Ivereigh

Paperback | January 30, 2004

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The Second Vatican Council, which ended thirty-five years ago, promised so much: a new vision of a reformed Church aware of its social, theological and ecumenical responsibilities; a truly conciliar Church with collegial structures. However, this vision seems to have evaporated and many of the promised reforms have been truncated or have not happened at all. The Vatican remains intensely bureaucratic. Theologians are silenced and the effect of clerical scandal seems to have led Church leaders to dig in and see the deposit of faith as something static. Once again the Church believes it has a monopoly on the truth and millions of people feel marginalized and excluded. Britain's long-established Catholic weekly, The Tablet , has fought for the spirit and values of Vatican II in a way that no other journal has done. It has criticised the Church (Humanae Vitae) and has condemned corruption, but has also supported the Church where it has been right to do so.These essays come from a truly international cast of contributors who cover the Church of Vatican II but above all give us prophesy of where this vision may still lead the Church and the people of God. This is a Church semper reformanda.
Austen Ivereigh is Deputy Editor of the Tablet, the UK's leading Catholic publication.
Title:Unfinished Journey: The Church 40 Years After Vatican 2: Essays For John WilkinsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.45 × 5.42 × 0.61 inPublished:January 30, 2004Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826471005

ISBN - 13:9780826471000


Table of Contents

Introduction by Austen Ivereigh About the contributors Part I Taking stock 1 The Second Vatican Council: of happy memory - and hope? Nicholas Lash 2 The "Open Church" 40 years later: a reckoning Michael Novak 3 Tradition and reaction: historical resources for a contemporary renewal Eamon Duffy Part II The Unfinished Journey 4 On Having the Courage of One's Convictions Hans K¿ng 5 Images of the Church: from "perfect society" to "God's people on pilgrimage" Rembert Weakland 6 Wanted: the other half of the Church Joan Chittister 7 Augustine, Aquinas or the Gospel sine glossa? Divisions over Gaudium et spes Joseph Komonchak 8 Power and powerlessness in the Church: the chance for renewal Timothy Radcliffe 9 Religious freedom: the limits of progress Michael Walsh 10 Where does Catholic social teaching go from here? Clifford Longley 11 The Scientific Search for the Soul John Cornwell 12 The place of philosophy in the life of the Church: a time for renewal John Haldane 13 Captivated ambivalence: how the Church copes (or not) with the media Lavinia Byrne 14 The Church and the media : beyond Inter mirifica Alain Woodrow Part III Signposts from beyond 15 A lead from Asia Tom C. Fox 16 How base communities started: Paraguay's Christian Agrarian Leagues Margaret Hebblethwaite 17 Truth beyond division: Eastern meditation and Western Christianity Shirley de Boulay 18 Oscar Romero, bishop-martyr and model of Church Julian Filochowski Part IV Postscript 19 A tribute to John Wilkins Hugo Young

Editorial Reviews

'the book is a worthwhile...collection...it contains some valuable insights on the unfinished journey of Vatican II.' ~ Brennan R. Hill, Horizons,