1 C ORE 150 – C ATHOLIC (C OUNTER ) R EFORMATION L ECTURE Prof. Anthony E. Clark, Edward B. Lindaman Endowed Chair Department of History “The Catholic (Counter) Reformation” Some Preliminary Points: The Catholic Church is: - Ruled by an episcopacy (bishops) in its polity - Believes in Transubstantiation – that the Bread & Wine are truly and substantially the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in Holy Communion . - Believes that the Sacrament of Baptism may be administered at all ages, from infant to the final moment of one’s life.
2 - Holds that Jesus Christ is the “Lord and King of the Universe,” which means that He rules all. Catholics do not typically think of Christ vis-à-vis culture as do non-Catholics, but hold that any person or culture can only be properly ordered when in relationship with, and obedience to, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and part of the Holy Trinity. Lecture Terms and Main Points: John Henry Newman (1801-1890) The Counter Reformation actually began on April 17, 1521?
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