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Classic Studies on the First Vatican Council (5 vols.)


The Classic Studies on the First Vatican Council collection offers a variety of perspectives on this monumental event by contemporary observers, including Henry Edward Manning, the archbishop of Westminster at the time; Swiss-American theologian Philip Schaff; and Italian statesman Francesco Nobili-Vitelleschi.

Concerned about the rise of rationalism and liberalism, Pope Pius IX called the First Vatican Council in 1869 to deal with contemporary problems and defend doctrine. The proceedings of the council—particularly a heated debate about papal infallibility—impacted not just the Church, but the balance of power across the globe. These volumes offer Latin and English translations of the documents distributed in preparation for the council, as well as the resulting constitutions and other official documents. Influential figures offer commentary on their personal observations of the event, as well as its theological and civil ramifications.

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  • Provides eyewitness accounts of the First Vatican Council
  • Offers a variety of perspectives on the council’s impact
  • Presents council documents in Latin and English

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The True Story of the Vatican Council, 2nd ed.

  • Author: Henry Edward Manning
  • Publisher: Burns and Oates
  • Publication Date: 1877
  • Pages: 228

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Henry Edward Manning compiled this story of the Vatican Council from his own observations, and those of other bishops also present at the event—including the secretary of the council and the archbishop of Florence. “I call it a story,” writes Manning, “because to write a history of the Vatican Council would be with work of a man’s life.” He outlines the proposal of holding an ecumenical council by Pius IX, the opening of the Vatican Council on December 8, 1869, the discussion of the proposed decrees, and the definition of papal infallibility.

Henry Edward Manning (1808–1892) graduated from Balliol College, Oxford, in 1827. In 1832, he became a fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and was ordained in the Anglican Church. He was appointed archdeacon of Chichester in 1841. Manning left the Anglican Church in 1850, after the Gorham judgment, and entered the Roman Catholic Church in 1851. By 1862, he was archbishop of Westminster, head of the Catholic Church in England. He was appointed as a cardinal in 1875. He was an influential voice in the modern Catholic Church, and was a strong advocate for social justice. His works include The Temporal Mission of the Holy Ghost, Unity of the Church, Rule of Faith, Sermons: Four Volumes, and The Eternal Priesthood.

The Year of Preparation for the Vatican Council

  • Author: Herbert Vaughan
  • Publisher: Burns, Oates, and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1869
  • Pages: 198
  • Languages: English, Latin

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In this volume, Herbert Vaughan presents the Latin–English translations of the documents distributed in preparation for the Vatican Council. He includes the encyclical and syllabus; Apostolic letters to the bishops, schismatics, and Protestants; and the letter of the Holy See to the archbishop of Westminster.

Herbert Vaughan (1832–1903) was an English Roman Catholic priest. He studied at Stonyhurst College, and later with Benedictines and Jesuits. He went to Rome in 1951 and attended Accademia dei nobili ecclesiastici, where he became a disciple of Henry Edward Manning. He was ordained in 1854 and served as vice president of St. Edmund’s College.

Vaughan founded the Catholic Truth Society in 1868 and St. Joseph’s Foreign Missionary College in 1869. After the American Civil War, he traveled to the United States to establish a mission to for freedmen. He was made a bishop in 1872, and established St. Bede’s College in Manchester. He was made archbishop of Westminster in 1892 and elevated to cardinal in 1893. He successfully led the campaign to build the Westminster Cathedral, which was nearly complete by his death in 1903.

The Vatican Council from its Opening to its Prorogation

  • Publisher: Burns, Oates, and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1870
  • Pages: 224

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Following The Year of Preparation for the Vatican Council, this volume contains the constitutions and official documents issued during the Vatican Council, the diary, and the list of bishops.

The Vatican Council: Eight Months at Rome during the Vatican Council

  • Author: Francesco Nobili-Vitelleschi
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Publication Date: 1876
  • Pages: 363

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These memoirs of the Vatican Council were presented with the aim of enlightening the public regarding both the council and its relationship to civil and political life in Italy. This work is not theological, but civil in nature. Italian statesman Francesco Nobili-Vitelleschi discusses the opening of the council, the various schemas, and the question of infallibility. He includes an appendix of documents related to the Vatican Council, including the papal bull of convocation of the council.

Francesco Nobili-Vitelleschi (1829–1906) was an Italian politician who wrote several books in Italian, including La Roma Che Se Ne Va and Il Papa Infallibile.

History of the Vatican Council: Together with the Latin and English Text of the Papal Syllabus and the Vatican Decrees

  • Author: Philip Schaff
  • Publisher: A.S. Irving & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1875
  • Pages: 70
  • Languages: English, Latin

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This volume presents the Latin and English text of the syllabus and decrees from the Vatican Council, compiled by Protestant theologian Philip Schaff.

Philip Schaff (1819–1893) was a Protestant theologian and Church historian. Born in Switzerland, he attended the University of Berlin and received his Bachelor of Divinity in 1841 and his DD in 1854. He moved to the United States in 1843 and became professor of church history and biblical literature at the German Reformed Theological Seminary in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. In 1870, he became a professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York. He was one of the founders of the Evangelical Alliance in America. He authored History of the Apostolic Church and History of the Christian Church, both strongly influential in the German Reformed Church in America.


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