Vatican II: Did Anything Happen? For 40 years a battle has been waged over Vatican II between conservatives and liberals, between those who want to go "back to the sources" and those who champion "the spirit of the council." Vatican II: Did Anything Happen? is clearly on the side of those who think something unprecedented happened, that a genie was let out of the bottle that will never be stuffed back.
Comprised mainly of a collection of articles, mostly but not all from Theological Studies, that are without qualification some of the best analysis of the council ever written, this book is a long overdue look at one of the most controversial and revolutionary chapters in the history of the Catholic Church.