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Themes: Continuity and Change in the Second Vatican Council


September 26, 2013

Panelists: Peter Hünermann, Catholic theological faculty, University of Tübingen, Germany; John O’Malley, S.J., University Professor, Georgetown University Department of Theology; Christoph Theobald, S.J., professor of fundamental and dogmatic theology, Facultés Jésuites de Paris (Centre Sèvres); Leslie Woodcock Tentler, professor,The Catholic University of America Department of History.  Moderator: Andrea Vicini, S.J., associate professor of moral theology, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.

This panel is from the symposium, "The Legacy of Vatican II," marking the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the 150th anniversary of the founding of Boston College.

Peter Hünermann presents on "Continuity and Discontinuity in an Epoch-Making Transition of Faith"; John O’Malley, S.J., speaks about “The Spirituality of Vatican II”; Christoph Theobald, S.J., addresses “The Principle of Pastorality at Vatican II: Challenges of a Prospective Interpretation of the Council”; and Leslie Woodcock Tentler examines “Contraception and the Council.”

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Please click here for an English translation of Christoph Theobald, S.J.'s presentation.