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By Fr. Peter Heers,Bishop BASIL of Wichita,Protopresbyter George Metallinos,Professor Demetrios Tselingides

greater than fifty years have handed because the moment Vatican Council—arguably the main consequential spiritual collecting of the twentieth century—produced a brand new imaginative and prescient of what the Church is and needs to be. Remarkably, despite the next “ecumenical spring,” in the past no thorough exam of the council’s new ecclesiology from an Orthodox viewpoint has been undertaken. The Ecclesiological maintenance of Vatican II fills this hole.
In this well-annotated paintings, Fr. Peter Heers sheds the sunshine of the Orthodox patristic imaginative and prescient of the physique of Christ at the new ecclesiology and at the paths that ended in it. He extra finds and examines the Western resources for the council’s decisions—both fresh (Congar, Bea, Newman) and far-off (Calvin, Aquinas, Augustine)—and thereby unearths the continuity (or discontinuity) of the council’s imaginative and prescient with its personal culture.
First released in Greek in 2014, The Ecclesiological protection of Vatican II has been hailed by way of best Greek Orthodox students as a watershed in ecumenical reviews, a paradigm shift for ecumenical kin and ecclesiology, and required analyzing for professional and seeker alike. it's a e-book that opens new horizons for researchers, believers, members in, and observers of the Orthodox–Roman Catholic theological dialogue.

"Remarkable in each approach. A profoundly patristic ecclesiological exam, relocating inside
the Orthodox standpoint and delivering new fabric. there is not any doubt that it'll be a revelation for lots of. you will need to and has to be learn either through theologians and the broader public."

— METROPOLITAN HIEROTHEOS (VLACHOS) OF NAFPAKTOU, GREECE

"We are indebted to Fr. Peter for navigating us via those files and for his clarion name to vigilance as we overview what the council thought of to be a go back to the sources."

— BISHOP BASIL OF WICHITA AND MID-AMERICA, ANTIOCHIAN ARCHDIOCESE OF NORTH AMERICA

"In this research, the single considered one of its style, many concerns are clarified, older positions are overturned and new examine views are spread out for an aim and dispassionate overview of the discussion. a vital contribution to ecumenical relatives on the way to be thought of carefully."

— PROTOPRESBYTER GEORGE METALLINOS, DEAN EMERITUS OF THE THEOLOGICAL college OF ATHENS

"A masterful exam of the adjustments inside Roman Catholic self-understanding over the centuries and their results for our time. Herein one will locate crucial fabric for cautious Orthodox mirrored image on one of many basic demanding situations for the Church today."

— ARCHPRIEST STEPHEN FREEMAN, RECTOR OF ST. ANNE ORTHODOX CHURCH, OAK RIDGE, TN

We are very thankful to Fr. Peter Heers for this worthwhile contribution! In his booklet he in actual fact defines the limits of the Church, that's so invaluable this day for our seminarians who might want to train and shield this Dogma of the Church. We anxiously anticipate the looks of his ebook in our bookstall!

— The Very Rev. Archimandrite Luke (Murianka), Abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery and Rector of Holy Trinity Seminary

The Ecclesiological preservation of Vatican II is a booklet of significant value for our modern ecclesiastical existence. In it we research not just of the origins and improvement of “baptismal theology,” unknown to all yet a small circle of specialists, but in addition of the results this new conception has for the Church this day. hugely Recommended!

— Hieromonk Luke of the Holy Monastery of Grigoriou, Mt. Athos, Greece

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