European Renaissance and Reformation 1350-1600: Religion and Philosophy Research Article from World Eras

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The Council of Trent was a series of religious councils held from 1545 uptil 1563 that sought not to coridemn Protestantism but rather to consolidate the power and prestige of the Catholic Church, centralize and strengthen its orgariizpion, eliminate obvious church abuses, define ambiguous doctrine, and restate its position on challenged doctrines. The following are excerpts from the Thirteenth and Twenty-second sessions that address the seven sacraments.

Examples of the Decrees of the Council of Trent, 1545- 1563.

Thirteenth Session, Chapter IV: Since Christ our Redeemer declared that it was truly His body which He offered up in the form [sub specie] of bread, and since the church has moreover always accepted this belief, this holy council declares once more that by the consecration of the bread and the wine the whole substance of the bread is converted into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord, and the...

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