[Council of Trent] Sacro Concilio Generale di Trento.
Trento presso Giuseppe Anton Marietti Librajo [Italian, n.d., c.1810.]
Engraving, 180 x 230mm. 7 x 9". Creasing; marginal chips and tears.
Locally-published image of the Council in session in Santa Maria Maggiore church, Trento, northern Italy; key below. As part of the Counter-Reformation, it is considered to be one of the Catholic Church's most important councils. It convened between December 13, 1545, and December 4, 1563 in 25 sessions. The council issued condemnations on what it defined as Protestant heresies and defined Church teachings in the areas of Scripture and Tradition, Original Sin, Justification, Sacraments, the Eucharist in Holy Mass and the veneration of saints. By specifying Catholic doctrine on salvation, the sacraments, and the Biblical canon, the Council was answering Protestant disputes.
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