‘Who Would Have Thought it Possible?’: Vatican II from the perspective of Yves Congar [11th May]

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After being silenced as a theologian for many years, Yves Congar OP was summoned to be an expert at Vatican II, and played an important part in shaping many of the conciliar documents. His diary of the Council gives a frank and immediate account of his experiences, and is a valuable source of  information  for  anyone  who  wants  to  get  behind  the  documents  and understand something of the workings of the Council. In particular we see the  interplay  between  the  natural  conservatism  of  the  Curia  and  the developing  understanding  of  the  Bishops  for  the  ‘new  theology’ represented by Congar and others among the experts.

Click to read the entire article on Vatican II from the Perspective of Yves Congar by Ruth Reardon.
Originally published in journal One In Christ, Vol.46, N.2  – with thanks to editor for permission to post!

 

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