THE VATICAN COUNCIL AND ALL CHRISTIANS by Claud D. Nelson

THE VATICAN COUNCIL AND ALL CHRISTIANS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Not since 1870 has a general or ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church Pope John XXIII has called such a Council to begin its sessions on of this year. It is of great significance to all Christians as this timely Nelson makes clear, but those who are not Roman Catholic, as also indeed who are, will need to possess a good deal of background information as well as a fair appraisal of the Council's own announced purposes. Thus will we be better prepared either too little or too much. Dr. Nelson, who spent 20 years in Rome as a YMCA secretary became very familiar with Vatican practices, is able to distinguish between facts and rumors, and gives the reader clear guidance to a better understanding of forthcoming statements on Christian unity, world peace, race relations, as well as the intra-Church matters that are so puzzling to many who have for so long been by prejudice and partial truth both for and against the Roman Catholic Church Dr. Nelson is sensitive, fair and objective, and so this guide book is to all who would understand and fairly appraise the Vatican Council which will affect all Christians as they try to understand God's purpose for them that they may all be one.

Pub Date: Oct. 11th, 1962
ISBN: 1151480800
Publisher: Association