The Historie of the Councel of Trent [History of the Council of Trent] In Eight Bookes. In Which (Besides the Ordinary Acts of the Councell) are declared many notable Occurences which happened in Christendom during the space of fourtie yeeres & more

Polano, Pietro Soaue; Brent, Nathanael Brent [trans]

Edité par Richard Wittaker, printed by Robert Young and John Raworth, London, 1640
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x; 882pp+table A-Z. woodcut engraving motifs. And Particularly the Practices of the Court of Rome, To hinder the Reformation of their Errours and to maintain their Greatness. Translated into English, the "Historie of the Councel of Trent" chronicles the great Council that formed the modern Catholic Church. The Council of Trent played an important part in determining the outcome of the Counter-Reformation. Called for by Pope Paul Ill, the Council was finally disbanded in 1563; although it had a life span of 18 years, it was only engaged in talks for four and a half years. The Pope did not attend the meetings of the Council and he took no formal part in it, however his legates had to ensure that the pope’s views would always be put forward in order that there was no danger of the Council being superior to the Pope.The Council was called to examine doctrine and reform. Charles V had wanted abuses looked at first in an attempt to please the Protestants and hopefully tempt them back to the church. Once they were back they could look at doctrine. Paul III did not want this as reforms could financially damage him and concessions could diminish his authority. The result was that two separate sections dealt with reform and doctrine simultaneously. The Council of Trent did mark a turning-point in the history of the Catholic Church as it gave Catholics a certainty about their own beliefs and practices that had been lacking and offered a firm base on which the spiritual life of the Catholic world could be reconstructed. Rubbed and scuffed leather covers. Spine chipped and cracked at top and tail. No eps or prelims. Title page is inscribed in ink by previous owner and dated 1683. Pages browning and uncut. Dedication page to The Archbishop of Canterbury partly detached from binding. Hinges cracked but binding intact. Pages browning. Suitable for restoration and rebinding or research. N° de réf. du libraire L1546

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Titre : The Historie of the Councel of Trent [...

Éditeur : Richard Wittaker, printed by Robert Young and John Raworth, London

Date d'édition : 1640

Reliure : Leather cover

Edition : Third Edition.

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