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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
This book is written in pleasant, easy prose but manages to put this epoch-making Council into historical context, then proceed to thread an understandable (not to say exciting) path through what must have been unspeakably complicated sets of documents, negotiations and procedures. Then it present summaries of decisions on doctrine and reform which are so surprising in...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Language
Does one need early and modern Greek to read this book? Or have you mis-categorised this book? Please do the author justice.
Published 18 months ago by Patrick Hunt


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 25 April 2013
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E. Clarke "Cambusken" (Glasgow, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Trent: What Happened at the Council (Early Modern and Modern Greek) (Hardcover)
This book is written in pleasant, easy prose but manages to put this epoch-making Council into historical context, then proceed to thread an understandable (not to say exciting) path through what must have been unspeakably complicated sets of documents, negotiations and procedures. Then it present summaries of decisions on doctrine and reform which are so surprising in their, what shall I say?, modesty and modsernity. The legendary authoritarian and reactionary deeds of the Council were in fact largely due to those who interpreted and enacted its decisions (the Popes in particular, and these become understandable).This is very sympathetic to the sincerity and ability of the Council members, but pulls no punches in setting out the political (and financial) manoevering involved on all sides (bishops, Popes and Princes primarily, but theologians and the religious orders too). It was great. I am lost in admiration.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An odd corner of ecclesiastical history, 16 Feb 2013
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S M N A Bryden-Brook (London United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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An excellent and readable brief account of the C16 reforming Council of the Catholic Church following the protestant reformation. It dispels many preconceptions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evolution of Conciliar exercises, 8 Nov 2013
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O'Malley shows his mastery of the whole history of the actual development of the catholic church and its management. Balanced and factual
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not a review, 18 Jan 2013
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Not sure how I should communicate on this point - but you list this book as Trent (Early Modern and Modern Greek) John W. O`malley (Author)

Where on earth does that Early Modern and Modern Greek) come from - it confused me!
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very interesting book, 9 Aug 2013
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Mrs. Gillian S. Duval "Gill Duval" (High Wycombe, Bucks.) - See all my reviews
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This was a gift but I did dip into it before sending it on! I hope to borrow it back some day.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Language, 18 Feb 2013
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Patrick Hunt (Ireland) - See all my reviews
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Does one need early and modern Greek to read this book? Or have you mis-categorised this book? Please do the author justice.
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