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Newman on Vatican II

Ian Ker


John Henry Newman is often described as ‘the Father of the Second Vatican Council’. It is true that there is only one place in the Council’s documents where his direct influence can be detected, but nevertheless he anticipated in his writings most of the Council’s major documents, as well as being an inspiration to the theologians who were behind them. His writings, therefore, offer an illuminating commentary both on the teachings of the Council and the way these have been implemented and interpreted in the post-conciliar period. This book, then, is the first sustained attempt to consider what ... More

Keywords: Newman, Vatican I, Vatican II, Councils, Pope Benedict, Pope Francis, theological liberalism, evangelization, hermeneutic of continuity, conservative radical

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717522
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717522.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Ker, author
Theology Faculty, University of Oxford