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Gadamer and Vatican II on Restoration

Michael R. Young
Associate Professor and Director, Master of Liberal Arts Program
Faulkner University
myoung@faulkner.edu

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Abstract

What occurs in the intellect and in the resultant event during the task of restoring something? H.G. Gadamer's phenomenological analysis of the event of coming to understanding provides a few pertinent remarks concerning the nature of restoration, especially in Truth and Method. This analysis is juxtaposed with the Vatican II emphasis of aggioramento (updating) and ressourcement (recovery) to propose a possible description of "what is the case" when attempting the restoration of Christianity.

 
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