Thursday, July 08, 2010

Update on Archbishop Agostino Marchetto's Book on the Second Vatican Council

Readers may recall a book which is being released in English translation which we have reported on here on the NLM more than once, The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council: A Counterpoint for the History of the Council, written by Archbishop Agostino Marchetto -- a prelate who works within the Roman curia.

As we have noted previously, the release of this study in an English edition is likely to be noteworthy for it sets out to challenge a popular rupturist interpretation of the Second Vatican Council, specifically the so-called "Bologna School" which Marchetto argues has done well in "monopolizing and imposing one interpretation" of the Second Vatican Council, presenting it as a kind of "Copernican revolution, the passing to... another Catholicism".

Having spoken recently again with the publisher, the University of Scranton Press, they confirm that the book is going through some final checks at this very moment and, that going well, the book will be going to print soon.

See the following articles related to this book:

- Agostino contra Bononienses: An Important English Edition (July 2008)

- A Timely Re-Read on a Critique of a Particular, and Popular, Hermeneutic of Vatican II (February 2009)

[A fuller version of the Marchetto article may be found here: On the Interpretation of Vatican II]

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