Toward a Noncompetitive Theology of the Church: Reflections on the Enduring Significance of Vatican II

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The Second Vatican Council, for all its many contributions, was an “unfinished council.” Theology must still draw the council’s various teachings into a coherent vision of the church. In this evening’s event, Rick Gaillardetz will propose a noncompetitive theology of the church that can resolve enduring problems concerning the relationship between the pope and bishops, laity and clergy, church and the world.

Dr. Gaillardetz is the Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology, Boston College. He is currently a resident scholar at the Collegeville Institute. His latest book, An Unfinished Council: Vatican II, Pope Francis, and the Renewal of Catholicism, was recently released by Liturgical Press.

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