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VATICAN II: WHOSE INTERPRETATION?

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Characteristics: 3.0 ECTS - First six-month period

Professor: Fr. Gabriel Mmassi, SJ

Academic Unit: Faculty of Theology

Course of "Laurea": Teologia: Licenza

Semester        Day        Hour        From        To        Room        Floor        Building       
First Tuesday 1 8.30 9.15 T305 3 Traspontina
First Tuesday 2 9.30 10.15 T305 3 Traspontina

Description:

History shows that reception of Church councils is a slow and lengthy process. The Second Vatican Council is not exempted to this ob- servation. Even after fiftieth anniversary of the Council’s official opening behind us, its reception and application are still in their nascent stages. Critical in this process are its various interpretations: how it has been perceived and understood by its diverse stakeholders in time and otherwise. Objective: To study the diversified interpretation of Vatican II Procedure: The course will consist mainly of lectures and discussions. A final paper of between 10 and 12 pages, focusing on an aspect of the course, will serve as an evaluation.

Bibliography:

The History of Vatican II, Vol. 5: The Council and the Transition, the Fourth Period and the End of the Council, September 1965- December 1965, ed. GIUSEPPE ALBERIGO-JOSEPH KOMONCHAK, New York: Orbis Books, 2006; CONGAR YVES, My Journal of the Council. Trans. from the French by Mary John Ronayne and Mary Cecily Boulding Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2012; FAGGIOLI MASSIMO, Vatican II: The Battle for Meaning. New York/Mahwah, N.J.: Paulist Press, 2012; O’MALLEY JOHN, What Happened at Vatican II, Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008; RUSH ORMOND, Still Interpreting Vatican II: Some Hermeneutical Principals, New York; Mahwah (NJ): Paulist Press, 2004.