At Your Fingertips: From the Council of Trent to Post-Vatican II

At Your Fingertips: From the Council of Trent to Post-Vatican II

by Laurence J. Spiter I.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780818913488
Publisher: St. Pauls
Publication date: 12/28/2012
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction (His Eminence Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura) xv

Section 1 Genuine Renewal of the Catholic Church: From the Council of Trent to the Peace of Westphalia

Chapter 1 The Council of Trent and its Immediate Aftermath 3

1 The Catholic Church Seeks Inner Reform 3

2 Reform of Monastic and Religious Life 12

3 Appeal to the Senses - the Baroque 19

4 Achievements Amidst Religious and Civil Unrest 20

5 Cardinals in Politics 31

6 The Inquisitions 35

7 Epidemics and Famines 38

Chapter 2 Bring the Good News to All the World 41

8 A New Missionary Age 41

9 Missions in Asia 43

10 Missions in the Americas 48

11 Missions in Africa 56

Chapter 3 Grave Tragedy - Man Enslaving Other Men 57

12 Slavery 57

13 The Transatlantic Slave Trade 63

Chapter 4 Crowns Clash - The Quest for Political Supremacy 67

14 Upheaval in the British Isles 68

15 The House of Hapsburg 75

16 Internal Struggles in France 77

17 The Protestant Reformation in Scandinavia 82

18 Global Unrest 83

19 The Setting of the Thirty Years War 87

20 The Peace of Westphalia 89

Section 2 From the Peace of Westphalia to the Dawn of the French Revolution

Chapter 5 Popes and Fading Empires 93

21 The Emergence of New Challenges 93

22 Church-States Tensions in the Italian Peninsula 96

23 Church-State Tensions in the Iberian Peninsula 98

24 Church-State Tensions in the Holy Roman Empire 103

25 Church-State Tensions in France 104

26 Saints Counteracting Heresies 106

27 Christians in Other Nations 108

Section 3 From the French Revolution to the Modern Papacy

Chapter 6 The Church at the Hands of the French Revolution 115

28 Havoc Reigns 115

Chapter 7 Popes and the Rulers of a New Italy 121

29 Introduction 121

30 Fragmented Italy 123

31 Turbulent Italy 127

32 The New Kingdom of Italy 130

33 The Roman Question 133

Section 4 The Modern Papacy

Chapter 8 Vatican Council I 141

34 A New Council is Convoked 141

35 Vatican Council I 142

Chapter 9 Mariology 145

36 Marian Teachings and Devotions 145

37 Marian Apparitions 154

Section 5 The Church at the Service of those in Spiritual and Material Need

Chapter 10 A New Mentality in Missionary Activity 159

38 A New Missionary Spirit 159

Chapter 11 The Church and Social Issues 165

39 The Church and Social Ministry to Society 166

40 Liberation Theology 177

41 The Catholic European Church's Contribution 178

42 The Catholic American Church's Contribution 180

Chapter 12 Religious Liberties 185

43 Catholic Religious Liberties 185

44 Diplomatic Activities to Guard Church Liberties 190

45 The Case of Pius XII 195

46 Infringement on Religious Liberties in the U.S.A 202

Chapter 13 Vatican Council II 205

47 Another Council Assembles 205

48 Conciliar Decrees of Vatican II 210

Appendix: List of Popes From the Council of Trent to the Present Day 217

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