Church Documents

Dogmatic Constitution on the Church Lumen Gentium

SKU: 9780819818430
A Document of Vatican II


Author: Second Vatican Council, Solemnly Promulgated by His Holiness, Pope Paul VI

This document is "the keystone" of the Council's whole Magisterium. It focuses on the whole Church as a communion of charity. With it, according to John Paul II, the Second Vatican Council wished to shed light on the Church's reality: a wonderful but complex reality consisting of human and divine elements, visible and invisible. To understand the Church, it is necessary to begin with her mystery. The Church is grafted onto Christ and rooted in the life of the Trinity. The Church described in Lumen Gentium is a Church rich in life; a Church which, far from withdrawing into herself, is opening up with greater energy to the world.

Paperback, 5 x 7.25 inches, 1964,110 Pages