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Dei Verbum: On Divine Revelation by Vatican Council II

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Key text on the Holy Scriptures of the Second Vatican Council. Vatican II was one of the most significant events in the life of the modern Church. Between October 1962 and December 1965 the largest ever gathering of Catholic bishops answered the call of Pope John XXIII to let some fresh air into t

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Key text on the Holy Scriptures of the Second Vatican Council. Vatican II was one of the most significant events in the life of the modern Church. Between October 1962 and December 1965 the largest ever gathering of Catholic bishops answered the call of Pope John XXIII to let some fresh air into the Church. Completing the work of an earlier Vatican Council that had been cut short, and in a tradition of ecumenical councils dating back to the time of the Apostles, Vatican II laid the foundations for a renewal process that still continues. Dei Verbum is the Constitution on the Word of God. It deals with the importance and interpretation of Holy Scripture in the context of divine revelation, and the spirit in which it should be read. Successive chapters examine the nature of revelation, the inspiration, transmission and interpretation of the biblical texts, the relationship of Old and New Testaments, and the continuing, vivifying role of Scripture in the life of the Church. Though brief, this beautiful Constitution is full of rich insight, and emphasizes the important place of Scripture in every Christian life. Republished for the Year of Faith as part of a set of the four major documents of the Council (known as Constitutions and named after their opening words in Latin), with new Introductions by leading churchmen, to encourage continued study of the Council in parishes and elsewhere.
Among the subjects touched upon:
  • It does make sense to become a priest
  • Face scandals with frankness, but rejoice in God's gift
  • The priesthood is not simply office but sacrament.
Each excerpt addresses a specific topic concerning the philosophical and practical issues, followed by the Web address for the entire document in question. And, a follow up question serves as the springboard for personal reflection or group discussion.

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Product CodeB2049
KeywordsGeneral books Recent Vatican Documents
AuthorVatican Council II
BindingPaperback.
ISBN9781860822810
Number of Pages27
PublisherCTS