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Council of Trent
A description of the impact of the Council of Trent on the Catholic Church.
# 98904 | 1,437 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper discusses the Council of Trent, which in its official form, lasted roughly from 1545-1563 and marked the beginning of a long road of reformation within the Catholic Church. It describes the purpose of the council, as well as its work and achievements within the Church.

From the Paper:

"According to one experts the point of the development of the ideals that were realized through the reformative period that culminate in the Council of Trent was to take from the Renaissance the power it had stripped from the church by utilizing its own methods to combat it, hence "Christian Humanism." (Janelle 34)"
"Regardless of the terminology used to describe the Council of Trent it is essential to understand that it marks a turning point that was only partly influenced by outside sources, such as those of the Protestant Reformers and the various deemed heresies that were spreading across the world. The Council marks a point where centuries of demands for reform came to fruition and began to take shape in real doctrinal guidance."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Trent, Council Of." The Columbia Encyclopedia. 6th ed. 2004.
  • Janelle, Pierre. The Catholic Reformation. Ed. Joseph Husslein. Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing, 1949.
  • Mullett, Michael A. The Catholic Reformation. London: Routledge, 1999.

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