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The Second Vatican Council on Other Religions

Gerald O'Collins, SJ


October 2012 will signal fifty years since the Second Vatican Council met and produced sixteen documents to inspire the reformation and updating of the Catholic Church (1962–65). One sea change concerned Roman Catholic relations with Judaism, Islam, and other living faiths. This book breaks new ground by examining in detail five documents from the Council that (a) embodied a changed mind set towards other religions, and (b) mandated changes that quickly led to international and national interfaith dialogues between Catholics and followers of non-Christian religions. This study also includes tw ... More

Keywords: catholic church, dialogue, interfaith dialogue, jacques dupuis, john paul ii, living faiths, reformation, religions, vatican ii

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199672592
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672592.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerald O'Collins, SJ, author
Emeritus Professor Gregorian University (Rome)