Response to Reformers

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History

 

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Michael N

 

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May 3, 2012

 

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University

 

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Church leaders called by Paul III assembled at the Council of Trent were primarily from one of two major factions. One major faction was the non-Italians who supported a decentralized religious authority. The other was Italians that were advocates of the papacy and wanted a centralized power. They were slightly the majority and pushed for the dominance of the pope, so the threat of conciliarism never consolidated...
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The other was Italians that were advocates of the papacy and wanted a centralized power. They were slightly the majority and pushed for the dominance of the pope, so the threat of conciliarism never consolidated. The achievement of the council was to adjust the church to the world. It also restored the Churches sense of purpose by removing abuses and defining doctrines...
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