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Author Fejérdy, András, 1977- author

Title Pressed by a double loyalty : Hungarian attendance at the Second Vatican Council, 1959-1965 / András Fejérdy
Published New York : Central European University Press, 2016
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Contents Introduction; Part I. The (Ante- ) Preparatory Phase of the Council (1959-1962); 1. The Holy See; 1.1. John XXIII and the Council; 1.2. The supreme pontiffs and Communism; 1.3. The Holy See and Hungary; 1.4. Efforts to ensure Hungarian participation in the Council; 2. The Hungarian People's Republic; 2.1. A shift in ecclesiastical policy; 2.2. The place of the Holy See in Hungarian ecclesiastical policy
1.2. The Holy See and Hungary after the Council 2.1. Political appraisal of the Second Vatican Council; 2.2. The reception of the Council by the state in Hungary; 3. The Hungarian Church; 3.1. Learning about the Council; 3.2. Practical reception; 3.3. Theological reception; Summary; Chronology; Annex 1. Hungarian participants in the Second Vatican Council and their escorts; Annex 2. Hungarian council fathers de iure and de facto; Annex 3. Hungarian contributions to the work of the Council; Sources and Bibliography; Index; back cover
1.3. Vatican Ostpolitik at the time of the Council 1.4. Modus non moriendi in Hungary; 2. The Hungarian People's Republic: Council and "Vatican policy"; 2.1. The means of achieving total control; 2.2. Goals to be achieved through attendance at the Council; 3. Controlled Freedom: The Hungarian Catholic Church and the Second Vatican Council; 3.1. The council delegation; 3.2. Hungarian contributions to the work of the Council; 3.3. Negotiations with the Holy See; Part III. Epilogue: After the Council; 1.1. Dialogue after the Council; 1.1. Dialogue after the Council
2.3. The Hungarian People's Republic and the issue of Council attendance 2.4. A decision is reached in Hungary; 3. The Catholic Church in Hungary; 3.1. The state of the Hungarian Catholic Church in the period of preparations; 3.2. Hungarian council recommendations; 3.3. The Hungarian bishops and the question of Council attendance; Part II. Hungary and the Holy See during the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965); 1. The Holy See: Council and Ostpolitik; 1.1. The Second Vatican Council and the Catholic Church: Ecclesia ad intra; 1.2. The Council and humankind: Ecclesia ad extra
Summary "The Second Vatican Council is the single most influential event in the 20th century history of the Catholic Church. The book analyzes the relationship between the Council and the "Ostpolitik" of the Vatican through the history of the Hungarian presence at Vatican II. Pope John XXIII, elected in 1958, was a catalyst. The pope thought that his most urgent task was to renew contacts with the Church behind the iron curtain. Hungarian participation at the Council was also made possible by the new, pragmatic model in Hungarian church politics. After the crushing of the 1956 Revolution, churches in Hungary thought that the regime would last and were willing to compromise. Vatican II -- in the perspective of Hungary -- was not primarily an ecclesial event, but it remained closely joined to the negotiations between the Holy See and the Kádár regime: during the Council Hungary became the experimental laboratory of the Vatican's new eastern policy. Was it a Vatican decision or a Soviet instruction? Fejérdy suggests that it was a decision of the Holy See."--JSTOR website (viewed April 13, 2017)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Catholic Church -- Foreign relations -- Hungary -- 20th century.
Vatican Council (2nd : 1962-1965 : Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano) -- History.
Vatican Council (2nd : 1962-1965 : Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano) -- Influence.
Church and state -- Hungary -- History -- 20th century.
Communism and Christianity -- Catholic Church.
Communism and Christianity -- Hungary.
Hungary -- Foreign relations -- Vatican City -- 1945-1989
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015048848
ISBN 9633861438 (electronic bk.)
9789633861431 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Magyarország és a II. Vatikáni Zsinat 1959-1965. English