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date: 26 May 2020

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This chapter considers the Second Vatican Council (1959–65) and its reception. The first half of the chapter focuses on the four central ‘constitutions’ promulgated by the council: Lumen gentium on the nature and structure of the Church; Dei Verbum on the nature of revelation; Sacrosanctum Concilium on the liturgy; and Gaudium et spes on the Church in the modern world. The second half of the chapter considers the different ways in which the teachings of the council have been interpreted. A six-fold categorization of responses is outlined. The chapter then focuses on two of these categories, and parallels their different approaches with different strands in modern biblical interpretation.

Keywords: Vatican II, Church, liturgy, revelation, reception, continuity, discontinuity, biblical interpretation

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