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Centre for the Study of the Second Vatican Council

Coordinator: Mathijs Lamberigts

Secretary: Dries Bosschaert

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On February 20, 1970, the Centre for the Study of the Second Vatican Council (CSVII) was founded by two Leuven theology professors, Prof. Dr. Maurits Sabbe (1924-2004) and Prof. Dr. Jan Grootaers. Its aim was and continues to be the collection of source material documenting the history of Vatican II and to advance and support research regarding the council.

 

Faculty Project on Vatican II

Today, in the light of the commemorations of the fiftieth anniversary of Vatican II (2012-2015), the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies as a whole seeks to prioritize its focus on the Second Vatican Council in its research, teaching, and service to the church. We will not only advance the historical and theological investigations into the origins and impact of the council documents, but also intend to study past events and texts in order to shape their present-day reception, as part of the effort to best prepare the Roman Catholic Church for the future and its challenges. In the areas where the reception of Vatican II's heritage has yet to be accomplished, and where the debate is ongoing, the Faculty commits itself to this debate, relying on its historical, systematical-, and practical-theological expertise.

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News

  • We are sad to report the decease of emeritus professor Jan Grootaers, who passed away on April 6, 2016. 

Some Recent Publications

  • La posta in gioco. Memoria del Concilio e futuro della Chiesa nella riflessione dei teologi dei cinque continenti(Lamberigts, M., Ed., Routhier, G., Ed., Ferreira Oliveira, P., Ed., Theobald, C., Ed., Bosschaert, D., Ed.). Bologna: Dehoniano, 2016.
  • 50 Years after the Vatican II Council. Theologians from all over the world deliberate.(Lamberigts, M., Ed., Routhier, G., Ed., Ferreira Oliveira, P., Ed., Theobald, C., Ed., Bosschaert, D., Ed.). Città del Vaticano: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2015.
  • 50 años Después del Concilio Vaticano II, Teólogos del mundo entero deliberan(Lamberigts, M., Ed., Routhier, G., Ed., Ferreira Oliveira, P., Ed., Theobald, C., Ed., Bosschaert, D., Ed.). Roma:Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2015.
  • 50 ans après le Concile Vatican II. Des théologiens du monde délibèrent(Lamberigts, M., Ed., Routhier, G., Ed., Ferreira Oliveira, P., Ed., Theobald, C., Ed., Bosschaert, D., Ed.). Roma: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2015.
  • The Contested Legacy of Vatican II: Lessons and Prospects(Boeve, L., Ed., Lamberigts, M., Ed., Merrigan, T., Ed.). Leuven - Paris - Bristol, CT: Peeters, 2015.

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