Teachings of the Second Vatican
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The paper argues that the most significant teachings of the Second Vatican were the inclusion of Jews and Muslims (but especially Jews) within the Christian brotherhood and the express concession on the part of the church that all truth could not be found within its formal structure. The paper discusses how the decision to soften the Catholic Church's stance towards non-Catholics - and the equally vital decision to concede that the Church was not the sole repository of all that is good - was a startling triumph of the mid-century forces arrayed against the neo-scholasticism and biblical literalism that had dominated Catholic scholarship for so long. Thus, the paper shows how while the road would remain rocky, the Church nudged itself down a path that would leave it able to accommodate some of the huge social changes just beginning to erupt as the 1960s unfolded.
From the Paper:"The following paper will argue that the most significant teachings of the Second Vatican were the inclusion of Jews and Muslims (but especially Jews) within the Christian brotherhood (not in the sense that they were actual Christians, per se, but that they were fellow humans worthy of God's Grace who were still groping their way towards the light) and the express concession on the part of the church that all truth could not be found within its formal structure. While other things, like the treatment..."
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