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How effective was the counter reformation in the latter half of the 16th century?

what should i mention in my essay?I'm going to write about the council of trent and the work of the jesuits to bring people back to the catholic faith but i'm not sure what else to talk about. I'm also a bit confused with the term counter-reformation from the different books i've read because some see it merley as a reaction to the protestant movement whilst others see it as that and reform of the catholic church.

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  1. hornswoggles says:

    Yes, historians tend to view the Counter Reformation differently depending on if they have Protestant or Catholic sympathies, with Protestants saying it was a reaction and Catholic simply a reform. This is also implicit in the two terms used: The Counter-Reformation vs the Catholic Reformation, respectively. The actions taken were the same, though. You might want to take a look at places like Austria, Bohemia, and Southern Germany. The active efforts of missionaries, particularly the Jesuits, in returning those areas to Catholicism. It also helped that that was an area where the Thirty Years War was fought. You may also want to look at the opposition faced internally in the Catholic Church to reform practices such as priests keeping mistresses, lax monastic rules, simony/nepotism, the sale of indulgences, and efforts to educate ignorant priests. Look at the career of St. Charles Boromeo, for example.You could also look at the early Baroque movement, as that can be seen as a form of Catholic propaganda.