This book examines the Church’s communicative practices prior to the convening of the Second Vatican Council and after, focusing particularly on the Church’s understanding of «dialogue». By developing the paradigm of
Praxis Religious Dialogue, this book, through the dialogical philosophy of Martin Buber, the incarnational ethics of Emmanuel Levinas, and the theologico-anthropological process of cognition of Bernard Lonergan, offers a new form of dialogue for the Church. This new model of dialogue is embedded in the process of
aggiornamento that served as
instrumentum laboris for the Second Vatican Council’s deliberations.