(1545-47, 1551-52, 1562-63)
One of the most important councils since Nicea in 325 until Vatican II in 1962-65. Called to build a doctrinal fortress against the challenging Protestant Reformation. Under the influence of the Jesuits, Trent developed into a powerful weapon of the Counter Reformation. In response to the Protestant’s sola scriptura, the council insisted on the supreme teaching office of the Roman Church. Tradition as well as Scripture was held as a valid source of revelation. May be seen as the demarcation of division between the Protestant and Catholic Churches.
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