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Worldview of Tridentine Catholicism

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780813040134
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813043838 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0007
Worldview of Tridentine Catholicism

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Following the liberal suppressions, the initial aim of the Church's renewed effort was to form orthodox Catholic communities based on the theological worldview of the sixteenth-century Council of Trent that set the Catholic agenda for the next four hundred years. Some knowledge of the historical development of Christian theology up to that era and of the historical circumstances surrounding the Council help to understand the mind-set of the Catholic Church at that time, its formulation of the Catholic worldview, and the resulting pedagogical catechesis with which it attempted to convert the Maya to an orthodox form of Catholicism.

Keywords: Council of Trent; theology; Catholic worldview; tridentine catechesis

Chapter.  4518 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology

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