03 December 2015, The Tablet

Back to the future

by Hilmar M. Pabel

The Legacy of Vatican IIMassimo Faggioli and Andrea ViciniA Council for the Global Church: Receiving Vatican II in HistoryMassimo Faggioli Massimo Faggioli, historian and theologian, is among the most dynamic and prolific interpreters of Vatican II of the generation born soon after the Council closed 50 years ago next month. His Vatican II: The Battle for Meaning brought him to the attention of anglophone readers three years ago. Since then he has published books on liturgical reform, ecclesial movements, and Popes John XXIII and Francis. These two collections of essays reflect his insistence that historical perspectives are necessary for understanding the enduring value of Vatican II.Contributors to The Legacy of Vatican II, co-edited with Andrea Vicini, include giants in the field, inc
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