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Documents of the Second Vatican Council: Lumen Gentium, Gaudium et Spes, Dei Verbum, Nostra Aetate, Sacrosanctum Concilium, Dignitatis Humanae

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Published May 4th 2010
ISBN : 9781155441320
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86 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Lumen Gentium, Gaudium et Spes, Dei Verbum, Nostra Aetate, Sacrosanctum Concilium, Dignitatis Humanae, Christus Dominus, Perfectae Caritatis, Unitatis Redintegratio, Apostolicam Actuositatem, Ad Gentes, Optatam Totius, Presbyterorum Ordinis, Gravissimum Educationis, Orientalium Ecclesiarum, Inter Mirifica, Decretum de Judaeis, Gaudet Mater Ecclesia. Excerpt: Ad Gentes is the Second Vatican Councils Decree on the Missionary Activity of the Church . Conciliar vote Passed by assembled bishops by a vote of 2,394 to 5, it was promulgated by Pope Paul VI on November 18, 1965. The title is Latin for To the Nations, and is from the first line of the decree, as is customary with Roman Catholic documents. Inculturation Main article: Inculturation Ad Gentes focused on the factors involved in mission work. It called for the continued development of missionary acculturation. It encourages missionaries to live with the people they are attempting to convert, to absorb their ways and culture. It encourages the coordination of mission work through agencies and the cooperation with other groups and organizations within the Catholic Church and other denominations. Later documents Since the time of the Council, there have been concerns of the part of Church authorities that the missional spirit of the Church has been fading away because of the acceptance of anonymous Christianity, a teaching of Karl Rahner that all human beings have an implicit knowledge of Jesus Christ. As a result, several Church documents have been written in order to encourage more evangelism . Evangelii Nuntiandi is an apostolic exhortation issued on 8 December 1975 by Pope Paul VI following the work of the synod on the theme (of 7 September 1974 to 26 October 1980) . It deals with evangelism, and affirms the role of ever...