Issue 122 The Catholic Reformation

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Helping souls

How religious orders of the sixteenth century pursued reform and holiness

Katie M. Benjamin

The road not taken

Evangelical Catholics worked for reform without leaving their mother church

Edwin Woodruff Tait

Picturing saints

What Catholic piety in the Sixteenth century looked and felt like

Virginia C. Raguin

Defender of God’s justice

Arminius questioned some aspects of Reformed faith, but he never meant to launch a movement

William den Boer

Catholic Reformation, Did you know

We have the sixteenth century to thank for Starbucks, some famous music, and your busy calendar

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Letters to the editor

Readers respond to Christian History

readers and the editors

Editor's note: The Catholic Reformation

Introductory remarks to the Catholic Reformation.

Jennifer Woodruff Tait

The Council of Trent speaks

Twenty-fifth Session (December 3–4, 1563), “Concerning Regulars and Nuns”

Council of Trent

Ignatius of Loyola speaks

“Contemplation to Attain Divine Love,” The Spiritual Exercises (1541)

Ignatius of Loyola

Lorenzo Scupoli speaks

The Spiritual Combat (1589)

Lorenzo Scupoli

The Persistent Council

Catholic reform came to a head at the Council of Trent

Martin J. Lohrmann

A renewed and global faith

After Trent, changes were in the air

Thomas Worcester, S.J.

Christian History Timeline: The Catholic Reformation

The Christian History Timeline compiled from issues 5, 12, 34, 39, 48, 115, and 118, with additions by the editors

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Reasons of state

The Thirty Years’ War: Europe’s last religious war

Roger G. Robins

Coming to America

The Puritans left us a profound, ambiguous legacy

Malcolm Foley

Remaking the world

Five men with very different ideas on the reform of Sixteenth-century Catholicism

Edwin and Jennifer Woodruff Tait

BONUS ONLINE CONTENT: The road not taken II

Cardinal Contarini and the Colloquy of Regensburg

David C. Steinmetz

BONUS ONLINE CONTENT: The unlucky cardinal

Reginald Pole might have been Queen Mary’s husband or a reforming pope. Instead, he lost everything

David C. Steinmetz

The ecumenical dilemma

Protestants and Catholics share their experiences of the intersection between the two groups—from the Reformation until the present day

John W. O’Malley, S.J., Paul Rorem, Ernest Freeman, John Armstrong, Thomas A. Baima

The Catholic Reformation: Recommended Resources

Here are some recommendations from CH editorial staff and this issue’s authors to help you navigate the landscape of the Catholic Reformation and the effects of reform on into the seventeenth century.

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