"A concise yet no less scholarly overview of the ups and downs of this frequently name checked Council…Trent:What Happened at that Council is written with comfortable, accessible authority and really is a vital and intriguing overview of the a Council that still casts such an influence some 450 years later". --David Gibosn, Catholic Herald, Nov 2013
"[A] superb new history of the Council of Trent[...] this book allows us to climb out of the confessional slit-trenches which made the story of Trent seem one dimensional. [...] Thanks to John O'Malley, we have a beautifully clear and honest reappraisal of the tangled story of Trent, in all it complexity, paradox, achievement and lost opportunity. --Diarmaid MacCulloch, London Review of Books, 9/05/2013
"The first modern overview of the Council of Trent in English...Written with comfortable, accessible authority, this really is a vital and intriguing overview of a Council that casts such an influence some 450 years later." --James Kelly, Catholic Times, 22 December 2013
About the Author
John W. O'Malley is University Professor at Georgetown University.