Vatican II, Salvation, and the Unsaved

November 22, 2013

Reflecting on the now-concluding Year of Faith, the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, and the continued call to the New Evangelization, Catholic World Report has published a symposium in which eight theologians explore the teachings of Vatican II on a fundamental question: Who will be saved? The symposium arose from a debate about Ralph Martin’s book Will Many Be Saved? What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization. In the current context, eight different writers explore the major issues at stake in the question of salvation, and try to shed light on what Vatican II does and does not say about the matter. In addition to works from David Paul Deavel and Mark Brumley, Catholic World Report invited six thinkers to propose original essays on the subject: Douglas Bushman, Nicholas Healy, David Meconi, S.J., Tracey Rowland, James V. Schall, S.J., and Thomas Joseph White, O.P. The complete symposium with an explanation of its background and intent is available here.

Image: Julius LeBlanc Stewart, Redemption

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