Gaudium et Spes and the Opening to the World

In Vladimir Latinovic, Gerard Mannion & O. F. M. Welle (eds.), Catholicism Opening to the World and Other Confessions: Vatican Ii and its Impact. Springer Verlag. pp. 43-58 (2018)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

This chapter discusses the opening to the world in the Vatican II document Gaudium et Spes, the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World. The approach of Gaudium et Spes differs from the earlier method of Catholic social teaching, which employed primarily a natural law approach. Gaudium et Spes introduces a more biblical, faith-centered, Christological approach to life in the world. In discussing the document itself, some of the problems in the document are also mentioned, especially its overly optimistic approach and its somewhat one-sided anthropological outlook. The discussion also points out the many subsequent developments building on Gaudium et Spes that occurred later, including the greater emphasis on the particular as illustrated in liberation and feminist theologies, the preferential option for the poor, and the importance of historical consciousness and the resultant pluralism in Catholic approaches to life in the world. The chapter develops by considering three significant methodological issues—a more theological approach to life in the world, a more personalist approach, and a more inductive approach.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,923

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Gaudium et Spes and marriage: A conjugal covenant.Therese Buck - 2012 - The Australasian Catholic Record 89 (4):444.
Fundamentos teológicos da Gaudium et Spes.Antonio Manzatto - 2009 - Revista de Cultura Teológica 68:75-92.
Interfaith Dialogue and the Duty to Serve Justice and Peace: Assessing Some Anthropological Perspectives of Gaudium et Spes and Their Implications.Sandra Mazzolini - 2018 - In Michael Amaladoss S. J., Roberto Catalano, Francis X. Clooney S. J., Archbishop Michael L. Fitzgerald, Richard Girardin, Roger Haight S. J., Sallie B. King, Vladimir Latinovic, Leo D. Lefebure, Archbishop Felix Machado, Gerard Mannion, Alexander E. Massad, Sandra Mazzolini, Dawn M. Nothwehr O. S. F., John T. Pawlikowski O. S. M., Peter C. Phan, Jonathan Ray, William Skudlarek O. S. B., Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, Jason Welle O. F. M. & Taraneh R. Wilkinson (eds.), Catholicism Engaging Other Faiths: Vatican Ii and its Impact. Springer Verlag. pp. 119-135.
We Are the Church: Church in Dialogue in Papua.Jan Nielen - 2018 - In Vladimir Latinovic, Gerard Mannion & O. F. M. Welle (eds.), Catholicism Opening to the World and Other Confessions: Vatican Ii and its Impact. Springer Verlag. pp. 151-165.

Analytics

Added to PP
2020-06-17

Downloads
5 (#1,558,901)

6 months
2 (#1,255,269)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references