The Reformation Contributed To The Council Of Trent

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How The Reformation Contributed to The Council of Trent

The Council of Trent, as Paolo Sarpi recalled in his Istoria del Concilio Tridentino, described the event as the “Iliad of our time” due its long and climatic History. The Council’s Purpose as stated in the bull Laetre Jerusalem, was to “eliminate religious discord and to reform the Christian people.” However it is often discussed how much the Protestant concerns were ignored and overlooked in favor of making very little change in the Church of Rome. The Council ideally wished to negotiate with the Lutherans ‘charitably and respectfully and without hindrance… reproachful, vexations and offensive language being absolutely put aside.’ What was complained by Seripando, an active participant of the Council, was written to the Pope in 1555, saying that ‘There is nothing in the council it has had no effect whatsoever.’ It is true that much of the doctrines discussed like transubstantiation, moral conduct of the clergy, justification, Purgatory, and confirmation of the Latin Vulgate did not take on extreme Lutheran reform. In despite of the defeat the Protestants had faced after the Council concluded, the question to ask if there was anything, in what way did the Reformation values contribute to the Council of Trent? After all, the result
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Clarity is also attempted to set foot in orders of the music and for art. The minor changes concerning art and music were indications of the reformation’s influence. On music, the twenty- second session emphasized the importance of words to be clarified in order for them to have meaning in the hearts of the laity, which was mainly used to win people to the Protestant cause. However in this case, the music was to be shaped based on the conditions of the heart to truly worship not out of duty alone, but out of a genuine

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