As Pope Francis leads the worldwide church wholly within and from the teachings of the Council (1962-65), there is a great need in college classrooms and parish faith formation groups—as well as for individuals—to again have access to these documents in contemporary English.
This volume contains the sixteen official documents—constitutions, decrees, and declarations—of the Second Vatican Council in the most popular and widely used inclusive-language edition translated by Irish Dominican Austin Flannery (+2008). This edition is also presented with a larger, more readable font than previous editions.
Table of Contents:
Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium
Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum
Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilum
Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Gaudium et Spes
Decree on the Pastoral Office of Bishops in the Church, Christus Dominus
Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests, Presbyterorum Ordinis
Decree on the Training of Priests, Optatam Totius
Decree on the Up-to-Date Renewal of Religious Life, Perfectae Caritatis
Decree on the Apostolate of Lay People, Apostolicam Actuositatem
Decree on the Church’s Missionary Activity, Ad Gentes Divinitus
Decree on Ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio
Decree on the Catholic Eastern Churches, Orientalium Ecclesiarum
Decree on the Mass Media, Inter Mirifica
Declaration on Religious Liberty, Dignitatis Humanae
Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, Nostra Aetate
Declaration on Christian Education, Gravissimum Educationis
Each of the basic sixteen documents is also available as separate eBooks (PDF, ePub, and Mobi) priced at $2.99 each. An affordable solution for students and scholars who only need to reference particular decrees or declarations. See more on our digital edition page.