The Second Vatican Council opened on the 11th of October 1962. On this, the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Council (1962-1965), Fr Gerald O'Collins SJ speaks to the Institute and addresses some broad general questions. What were some of the highlights in the teaching of the Second Vatican Council? To what extent has the conciliar teaching been received and put into practice? What serious reception of that teaching still remains to be implemented?
||Wednesday 5 September
||7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
||St Peter's Hall, Eastern Hill
||$15 (concession: $12)
||Fr Gerald O'Collins, SJ, AC|
After taking a PhD at the University of Cambridge, Fr Gerald taught for thirty-three years (1973-2006) at the Gregorian University (Rome) where he was also dean of the theology faculty (1985-91). Author of innumerable articles in professional and popular journals, he has published, either alone or in collaboration, some sixty books. The most recent include Rethinking Fundamental Theology (Oxford University Press); Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction (also OUP); and Living Vatican II (Paulist Press).
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