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Responding to Religious Difference: Conciliar Perspectives

Jeannine Hill Fletcher

in From Trent to Vatican II

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780195178067
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784905 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195178068.003.0015
 Responding to Religious Difference: Conciliar Perspectives

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This chapter explores the shift in the Catholic response to religious difference. The Council of Tent Trent declared that that the Catholic response to religious difference was simply “extra ecclesiam nulla salus”. Outside the Church, there is no salvation. The Second Vatican Council voiced the matter differently. In the lines of their dogmatic constitutions they declared: “There are those who without any fault do not know anything about Christ or his church...these too can obtain eternal salvation”.

Keywords: Council of Trent; religious difference; Catholics; Second Vatican Council

Chapter.  6754 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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