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Council of Trent



The Council of Trent, the nineteenth ecumenical council, opened on 13 December 1545, and lasted until 4 December 1563. It sought to establish the definitive doctrines of the Catholic Church, in response to the Protestant heresies, and to remove abuses in the Church.

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Council of Trent: Decisions and Declarations

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4318
Scope and Contents

A series of explanatory notes on the decrees of the Council of Trent, 416 folios. The sessions concerned are 4-7, 13-14 and 21-25. There are nineteenth-century entries on fo. 1, including 'Paraphe au desir de l'arrest du 5 juillet 1763 Mesnil' and 'Colle. Paris Societis Jesu'. Inside the front cover is 'J. Lee Doctors Commons. Bound: December 1836 London No.9/103', and Lee's bookplate.

Dates: 1763
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