Council of Trent

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Council of Trent

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(Roman Catholic Church) the council of the Roman Catholic Church that met between 1545 and 1563 at Trent in S Tyrol. Reacting against the Protestants, it reaffirmed traditional Catholic beliefs and formulated the ideals of the Counter-Reformation
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Noun1.Council of Trent - a council of the Roman Catholic Church convened in Trento in three sessions between 1545 and 1563 to examine and condemn the teachings of Martin Luther and other Protestant reformers; redefined the Roman Catholic doctrine and abolished various ecclesiastical abuses and strengthened the papacy
council - (Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine
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9) At the same time, however, whatever Trent's failures were in the near-term, the shape of Roman Catholic liturgy, piety, and practical life was definitively shaped by the Tridentine council for centuries thereafter.
With great relief, since nothing links me intellectually with Anglo-Saxon Protestants, I became convinced that it was only a few old Christian currents which had been labeled heretical after the schism and the Tridentine Council, since the warring sides needed to underline and even to invent their differences.
Such regulations imply that at the time of the Tridentine Council and the period of the Protestant Reform, the principle of freely willed consent, as opposed to unswerving parental control over the choice of a spouse, was being reexamined, if not contested, and the question of whether children's wills should be suppressed legislatively or somehow accommodated was being worked out.