Will Many Be Saved?
What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization
Ralph Martin, S.T.D.
In particular, Martin analyzes the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, the document from the Second Vatican Council that directly relates to this question. Contrary to popular opinion, Martin argues that according to this text, the conditions under which people who have not heard the gospel can be saved are very often, in fact, not fulfilled, with strong implications for evangelization.