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A Marriage Made in America: Trent and the Baroque

Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo

in From Trent to Vatican II

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780195178067
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784905 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195178068.003.0003
 A Marriage Made in America: Trent and the Baroque

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This chapter explores the impact of Trent in Latin America, post-Tridentine thinking about American Catholicism, and the Catholic baroque. Trent's decrees assumed a new function as the blueprints for Christianity in the Americas, linking Church order in Spain's colonies with the institutionalization of the faith for millions of believers. Trent became a constituent element of Latin America's sociohistorical identity.

Keywords: Council of Trent; Latin America; Tridentine reforms; Americas; Catholicism; Catholic baroque

Chapter.  9721 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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