Tag: Constitutions

Power Beyond Constitutions

Free Download Power Beyond Constitutions: Presidential Constitutional Conventions in Central Europe
English | 2023 | ISBN: 3031342437 | 465 Pages | PDF EPUB (True) | 3 MB
This research monograph examines presidential constitutional conventions and the role they play in the political systems of four Central European countries – the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland. As primarily unwritten rules of constitutional practice, constitutional conventions represent political arrangements and as such are political in origin. Not only this, constitutional conventions, in general, and presidential constitutional conventions, in particular, have signi´Čücant political implications. They shape both the everyday operation and character of regimes. Central Europe represents a particularly useful example on which this role of constitutional conventions can be studied and assessed.


Vatican Council II Constitutions, Decrees, Declarations (The Basic Sixteen Documents)

Free Download Vatican Council II: Constitutions, Decrees, Declarations (The Basic Sixteen Documents) By Second Vatican Council; Austin Flannery; Pope Paul VI
1996 | 610 Pages | ISBN: 0918344379 | EPUB | 1 MB
Highly acclaimed as the definitive reference work on Vatican II, The Documents of Vatican II features eminently readable translations of all sixteen council documents in English, together with introductions and commentaries by noted Roman Catholic bishops and Council experts and essays by Protestant and Orthodox clergy and scholars. Among the distinguished contributors are Avery Dulles, S.J., Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan, Robert McAfee Brown, John Courtney Murray, S.J., William A. Norgren, R.A.F. MacKenzie, S.J., Clement J. McNaspy, Bishop G. Emmett Carter and Bishop Robert H. Mueller.The Second Vatican Council-1962-1965-remains a watershed event in the history of the Catholic Church. In 2012, as the church celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Council, Catholics and many other Christians will want to return to the source documents to better understand the church of tradition and build a more responsive community of believers for the present and future."We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to America Press for this new release of the Abbott edition of the Documents of Vatican II. For those who serve the vision of Vatican II, we now, once again, have at our disposal a helpful translation of the documents accompanied by commentaries and notes from leading Catholic scholars and ecumenists that can lead to a more profound appropriation of the council’s teaching. These tools, along with important supporting documentation of the council, now available in a Kindle version, are a great gift to the church today."– Richard Gaillardetz, co-author of Keys to the Council: Unlocking the Teaching of Vatican II.