The Spirituality of the Second Vatican Council
January 25, 2023 - 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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A Webinar Symposium Series to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council
Speaker:Gerald O’Collins, S.J., PhD
After a PhD at the University of Cambridge, Gerald O’Collins taught for five years at Weston School of Theology (Massachusetts) and 33 years at the Gregorian University (Rome), where he also served as Dean of Theology (1985–91). He has lectured for the University of Notre Dame (Indiana), Boston College, the University of San Francisco, and other universities or colleges in the USA and around the world. He has published hundreds of articles in professional and popular journals, including Theological Studies, America magazine and the London Tablet. He has also authored or co-authored over eighty books, including The Beauty of Jesus Christ (Oxford University Press); Revelation: Towards a Christian Interpretation of God’s Self-revelation in Jesus Christ (Oxford University Press); Living Vatican II: The 21st Council for the 21st Century (Paulist Press); The Second Vatican Council on Other Religions (Paulist Press); The Spirituality of the Second Vatican Council (Paulist Press); and Illuminating the New Testament: The Gospels, Acts and Paul (Paulist Press). O’Collins regrets the way in which the spirituality of Vatican II is rarely considered in the volumes of material published on the Council over nearly sixty years. Vatican II famously emphasized the baptismal call to holiness, and its sixteen documents contain a wealth of guidance on how that call should shape the spiritual life of all the baptized.