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Church in History:Tradition and Change : Council of Trent

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Council of Trent, 19th ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church, held in three parts from 1545 to 1563. Prompted by the Reformation, the Council of Trent responded emphatically to the issues at hand and enacted the formal Roman Catholic reply to the doctrinal challenges of the Protestants.

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Council of Trent. Detailed history of the Council, the issues raised in it's sessions, and particularly its movements to Counter Reformation.

9 Things You Should Know About the Council of Trent. List of interesting facts about the Council, its purpose and the resolutions it reached.

History of the Council of Trent. This article describes the situation leading up to the Council, with reference to the Popes involved and the political situation between the Holy Roman Empire and France at the time.


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