New York: Crossroad / Seabury, 1979, 1981, 1991. Hardcover. 767p., 925, xix, 268p., hardbound volumes in matching book design, of which vols 2 and 3 are first American editions, v.1 a third printing. Black boards gilt-titled in glossy black dust jackets, jackets bear faint edgewear with a couple of short closed tears, entirely sound and free of any markings, a near-fine set. The author was disappointed with Vatican II which "continued to see itself in pre-Vatican, Tridentine terms." Schillebeeckx, "faced with a malaise and polarization in church life, altered his original plan of completeing his trilogy with an expressly ecclesiological tract," so what he does is --but you have to buy the set!