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Published: 07 April 2016

192 Pages


ISBN: 9780198767879

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Newman on Vatican II

Ian Ker

  • Considers important documents of Vatican II and how they have been distorted through exaggeration, and how Newman's own anticipations of their teachings provide a corrective hermeneutic.
  • Analyses the post-conciliar Church and the need for a 'new evangelization' of secular post-Christians, and asks whether Newman can offer any contribution to this relatively new problem.
  • Refers to the so-called charismatic dimension of the Church, an important rediscovery that has also been largely ignored or misunderstood in the years after the Council, and shows how important this dimension was for both the Anglican and Catholic Newman.
  • Examines the various charges that have been brought against the accuracy (or even truthfulness) of the account Newman gives of his religious history in the Apologia pro Vita sua.