Karl Rahner S.J., states that, "There are three great epochs in Church history, of which the third has only just begun and made itself observable officially at Vatican II." He goes on to describe these as: first, the short Jewish Christianity; second, the period in the Church of Hellenic and European culture and civilization; and third, the period in which the sphere of the Church's life is the entire world. Vatican II, then is the first major official event in which the Church actualized itself as a world Church. This video series is divided into six separate titles or themes about Vatican II. This first video examines the historical setting for Vatican II, its place among other Church Councils and its significance after twenty-five years. Historical film footage, as well as eyewitness accounts, add to the viewer's understanding and appreciation.
Media ID: 11212
Length: 30 Min.
Publisher: Hallel Communications
Level: SH, A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult