Council of Trent

Events in Western Christendom, beginning on 31 October 1517, led to a widespread revolt against and abandonment of the Roman Catholic Church. Finally in 1545, Pope Paul III was able to convoke the Council of Trent (A.D. 1545-63) in order to form a definitive response to the assertions of the Protestants and to effect a general reform of the Church. Image above links to Waterworth translation. ISBN recommendation: 0-87840-490-2