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Council of Trent - 1545 to 1563: Reference

The Council of Trent was the council of the Roman Catholic Church that met between 1545 and 1563 at Trent in S Tyrol. Reacting against the Protestants, it reaffirmed traditional Catholic beliefs and formulated the ideals of the Catholic Reformation.

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These Dictionaries and Encyclopedias (general Church History, Reformation specific, and Pope specific), are quite useful for beginning research about the Council of Trent, or for clarifying terms and gaining background knowledge.  Many entries include bibliographies.  All of the dictionaries and encyclopedias are in English.