- TRENT, COUNCIL OF
- the great ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Council held intermittently between 1545 and 1563 which provided the definitive definition of CATHOLICISM in reaction to the PROTESTANT REFORMATION. The Council affirmed the equal validity of TRADITION and SCRIPTURE as sources of religious TRUTH, the sole AUTHORITY of the CHURCH to interpret the BIBLE, the institution of seven SACRAMENTS which are necessary for SALVATION, denied the Protestant understanding of JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH. Efforts were initiated to REFORM the CHURCH and Protestant DOCTRINES were condemned for HERESY.
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