The Counterreformation and the church militant

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The Counter-Reformation and the Church Militant Popular sentiment is now that the Church needs reform Three Maxims that allowed for the Reformation o Widespread Literacy and print made a religious revolution possible like never before o People had to believe that the ideas of modern people were better than the establishment o Church was a mess, and it was a mess especially at the top Council of Trent (1545-63) o Dealt with corruption Affirmed that churchmen should be literate, celibate, Churchment should not hold more than one office at a time Bishops should hold annual visitations to his parishes priests – to make sure they were orthodox, competent, and leading model lives Strong movement supporting a revised education of priests Orthodox religious handbooks to teach people how to be good Catholics New editions of Bible are published in the vernacular o Differences with Protestantism Latin Bible is the orthodox bible Affirms the dogma of good works Indulgences are abolished Church is the authority on Biblical interpretation Church emerges as a very Conservative organization No longer any room for diversity of opinion Church adopts the baroque style – idols in contrast to iconoclastic
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2009 for the course HS HS041 taught by Professor Fleming during the Fall '09 term at BC.

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