Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Theodore Hoyer


The Council of Trent is the most important assembly in the history of the Latin Church. To exaggerate the importance of this Council is impossible. On the action of that assembly was to depend whether Europe was to have one religion or many, whether the creed which for so many centuries had shaped the characters of mankind was to continue to speak as the united judgment of all wise and good men, or whether Christendom was to split into factions which would rend and tear each other in every segment of the globe, ‘till the very faith for which they were spilling their own and other’s blood was to fade away out of their hands, fade away from the most absolute of certainties into a disputed opinion.

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