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From Trent to Vatican II: Historical and Theological Investigations

Raymond F. Bulman and Frederick J. Parrella


The 19th ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church was held in the city of Trent from 1545 to 1563. Its main object was the definitive determination of the doctrines of the Church in answer to the Protestant heresies. A second object was the execution of a thorough reform of the inner life of the Church by removing numerous abuses that had developed. The result was an all-embracing system of theology, ethics, Christian behavior, religious practice, liturgy, organization, and Roman centralization. The second Vatican Council was convened by Pope John XXIII between 1962 and 1965. It marked ... More

Keywords: Trent, Vatican II, heresies, centralization, tradition, catechism, canon law, liturgy

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195178067
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195178068.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raymond F. Bulman, editor
Saint John's University
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Frederick J. Parrella, editor
Santa Clara University
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