Augustinian Friar. He rose to high office in his Order, being General of it from 1539 to 1551. He played a significant part in the Council of Trent. Anxious to avoid a complete break with the Lutherans, he took a moderate position on justification, adopting the theory of ‘double justice’, but he failed to win support. He became Abp. of Salerno in 1554 and a cardinal in 1561.
Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Christianity.