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Istoria del Concilio di Trento Scritta

By Padre Sforza Pallavicino

1792-97 - Faenza - Nella Stamperia di Gioseffantonio Archi

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A complete collection of 'Istoria del Concilio di Trento Scritta' or 'The History of the Council of Trent' by Padre Sforza Pallavicino.

Pietro Sforza Pallavicino (or Pallavicini) (1607, Rome - June 5, 1667, Rome), was an Italian cardinal and historian. Having taken holy orders in 1630, and joined the Society of Jesus in 1638, he successively taught philosophy and theology in the Collegium Romanum.

These texts follow the history of the Council of Trent, a highly significant 16th-century Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church. It is considered to be one of the Church's most important councils. It convened in Trent (then capital of the Prince-Bishopric of Trent of the Holy Roman Empire, in Italy) between December 13, 1545, and December 4, 1563 in twenty-five sessions for three periods.

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. It issued numerous reform decrees. By specifying Catholic doctrine on salvation, the sacraments, and the Biblical canon, the Council was answering Protestant disputes.

The Council of Trent, delayed and interrupted several times because of political or religious disagreements, was a major reform council and the most impressive embodiment of the ideals of the Counter-Reformation.

It would be over 300 years until the next Ecumenical Council. When announcing Vatican II, Pope John XXIII stated that the precepts of the Council of Trent continue to the modern day, a position that was reaffirmed by Pope Paul VI.

Includes a bookplate from the monastic library of St Augustine's Abbey in Ramsgate.

In Italian.

CONDITION

In half vellum bindings with marbled boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing and marks and rubbing to the boards. A dent has been left to the board of Volume IV. The spines are generally smart with just a few marks and some institutional labels to the lower half of the margin. The spine labels to Volume III and IV are slightly worn. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright and clean with spotting throughout. Some water stains to the Volume IV (from half title to page 203) and tidemarks to the margin of the first volume (pages i to xcviii). Institutional ink stamps to the title page of each volume and institutional labels to the front pastedown. A repair and some small closed tears have been left to the half title of volume IV.

Overall Condition: VERY GOOD.


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