Counter-Rreformation and the Baroque-1

Counter-Rreformation and the Baroque-1 - Counter-Reformation

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Counter-Reformation Counter-Reformation -- the period of Catholic revival and reforms beginning with the Council of Trent (1545–1563) and ending at the close of the Thirty Years' War (1648) as a response to the Protestant R eformation ; Crucial role of the new religious orders such as the Jesuits and of religious art Religious art conveying the mysteries of Redemption to the people through realism
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The Jesuits The Jesuits, founded by the Spanish nobleman and ex-soldier Ignatius of Loyola , were the most effective of the new Catholic orders in the struggle with reformation the Jesuits organized their order along military lines, rigorous training, and iron discipline. monastic vows of chastity, obedience, and poverty
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St.Teresa of Ávila a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, writer of the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life Her books include her autobiography, The Life of Teresa of Jesus , and The Interior Castle ( 1577) , a vision of the soul as a crystal castle containing seven mansions, seven stages of faith, ending with a mystical union with God
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Counter-Rreformation and the Baroque-1 - Counter-Reformation

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