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The Second Vatican Council: Celebrating its Achievements and the Future Paperback – 21 Nov 2013

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark; 1st Edition edition (21 Nov. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0567179117
  • ISBN-13: 978-0567179111
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 905,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In his excellent contribution to The Second Vatican Council, Paul Murray makes a crucial distinction between ecumenical optimism and Christian hope. Optimism, he argues, is 'reality-denial,' an assurance that 'things are not really bad as they might seem and will all inevitably work out well,' while hope 'takes reality in all its starkness radically seriously, even into and through death. -- Peter J. Leithart First Things --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Gavin D'Costa is Professor of Catholic Theology, University of Bristol, England.

Emma Jane Harris is a Theology and Religious Studies graduate of the University of Bristol and has undertaken research at L'Institut Catholique de Paris. Her research interests include postmodern theology, literature and gender issues.

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