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Second Vatican Council 1962-1965


      Texts and Translations

      Council Debates, Speeches and Prepartory Documents

      Concordances, Dictionary, Indices

      General Works

      Recent Works






Texts and Translations

Documents of the II Vatican Council

Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils / edited by Norman P. Tanner
REF BX 825 A1 1990 (2 vols.)

Documents of Vatican II / edited by Austin P. Flannery
BX 830 1962 A3 F55

Documents of Vatican II: in a new and definitive translation / Walter M. Abbott, General Editor
BX830.1962 A3 G34 1966

II Vatican Council: full text search engine


Council Debates, Speeches, and Preparatory Documents

Acta Synodalia Sacrosancti
Lower Level BX 830 1962 A2 1970 (32 volumes plus Indices and Appendix)

Acta et Documenta
Lower Level BX 830 1962 A2 1964 (26 volumes – incomplete)

Council Speeches of Vatican II
BX 830 1962 A3 K84


Concordance, Dictionary, Indices

Concilium Vaticanum II
REF BX 830 1962 D45

Dictionary of the Council
REF BX 830 1962 A48 D47

Index Verborum Cum Documentis Concilii Vaticanii Secundi
Lower Level BX 830 1962 A48 O25 (2 vols.) 


General Works (See BX 830 1962...)

Commentary on the Documents of Vatican II
BX 830 1962 Z913 (5 vols.)

Concise Guide to the Documents of Vatican II
BX 830 1962 H285 2007

History of Vatican II
BX 830 1962 H55

Vatican II: Assessment and Perspectives: Twenty-Five Years After
BX830 1962 V3713 1988 (3 vols.)

Vatican II: bilan et perspectives: Vingt-Cinq Ans Apres
BX 830 1962 V37 1988 (3 vols.) 


Recent Works

The Church in the Modern World: Gaudium et Spes Then and Now / Micahel G. Lawler
BX830 1962 A45 C9764 2014

A Council for the Global Church: Receiving Vatican II in History / Massimo Faggioli
BX830.1962 F277 2015

The Legacy of Vatican II / edited by Massimo Faggioli and Andrea Vicini
BX830.1962 L425 2015

Liturgical Companion to the Documents of the Second Vatican Council
BX830.1962 L573 2016

The Reception of Vatican II / Matthew Levering  (online resource) 2017

The Second Vatican Council: Prehistory - Event - Results - Posthistory / Otto Hermann Pesch
BX1751.2 P39413 2014

Vatican II: the Complete History / Alberto Melloni
BX830.1962 V38613 2015

Vatican II: the essential texts / editied by Norman Tanner
BX830.1962.A3 T36 2012


Faithful Revolution: Vatican II
BX 830 1962 F28 1996 (5 cassettes) 



ATLA Religion Database

Catholic Periodical and Literature Index

Religion and Philosophy Collection



Laval Theologique et Philosophique.
Note: Periodically since 1997 this journal has published annotated lists of major recent publications about the Council. Some articles include brief lists of dissertations, and important journal articles. See:

  • v.53, 1997: 435-454;
  • v.55, 1999: 115-149;
  • v.56, 2000: 543-583;
  • v.58, 2002: 177-203;
  • v.59, 2003: 583-606;
  • v.60, 2004: 561-577;
  • v.61, 2005: 613-653;
  • v.64, 2008: 783-824;
  • v.67, 2011: 321-373.



Centre for the Study of the Second Vatican Council

The Holy See

John M. Kelly Library – Research Guide to Vatican II

University of Notre Dame – Vatican II Collection

St. Paul University, Research Centre: Vatican II and 21st Century Catholicism

Vatican II – Voice of the Church



Updated October 2017