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‘Changing Forward’: The Impact of Vatican II

RICHARD LENNAN

in The Ecclesiology of Karl Rahner

Published in print March 1997 | ISBN: 9780198269557
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683695 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269557.003.0006
‘Changing Forward’: The Impact of Vatican II

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This chapter examines Karl Rahner’s assessment of the ramifications of Vatican II for the life and mission of the Church and on the role of the Council as an agent of change. Rahner contended that the second Vatican should not be considered as the final chapter in the history of the Church but a starting point in its renewal. He claimed that the changes brought about by the principles expressed by Vatican II to guide renewal were fundamental to the nature of the Church.

Keywords: Karl Rahner; Vatican II; Church; agent of change; Church renewal; religious history

Chapter.  14817 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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