Question

The following wasNOTone of the responses of the Catholic Church to...

The following was NOT one of the responses of the Catholic Church to the Protestant Reformation


revoking the Edict of Nantes and mandating that European Protestants could not practice their religion

a series of meetings, known as the Council of Trent

the creation of a new mendicant order, the Jesuits

the Index of Forbidden Books

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  • revoking the Edict of Nantes and mandating that European Protestants could not practice their religion
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Council of Trent

  • Early calls for reform grew out of criticism of the worldly attitudes and policies of the Renaissance popes and many of the clergy, but there was little significant papal reaction to the Protestants or to demands for reform from within the Roman Catholic Church before mid-century. Pope Paul III (reigned 1534-49) is considered to be the first pope of the Counter-Reformation. It was he who in 1545 convened the Council of Trent, which is hailed as the most important single event in the Counter-Reformation. The council, which met intermittently until 1563, responded emphatically to the issues at hand and enacted the formal Roman Catholic reply to the doctrinal challenges of the Protestant Reformation.
  • Outside of the Council, various theologians—especially the Jesuit St. Robert Bellarmine—attacked the doctrinal positions of the Protestant reformers, but there was no one to rival the theological and moral engagement evident in the writings of Martin Luther or the eloquence and passion characteristic of the works of John Calvin. 
  • The Index Librorum Prohibitorum ("Index of Forbidden Books") was established by the Roman Catholic Church in 1559 in an attempt to combat the spread of some of the writings of the Protestant Reformation. The first printed Index included a prohibition against the "Bible in Castilian Romance or any other vulgar tongue," a ban that remained in force until the 18th century. Many books deemed heretical or threatening to the faith were destroyed or hidden as a result of the Index and the inquisitions, and hundreds of printers took flight to Switzerland and Germany.

 

 

Thus, given these facts the answer is revoking the Edict of Nantes and mandating that European Protestants could not practice their religion (this was the time of Louis XIV who revoked the Edict of Nantes, which had guaranteed limited rights to France's Protestants, and inspired thousands of Huguenots to ffee the kingdom and find refuge abroad in October 1685.)

 

 

 

ideas from

https://www.britannica.com/event/Counter-Reformation

https://quizlet.com/132239619/how-did-the-catholic-church-respond-to-the-protestant-reformation-flash-cards/

https://academic.oup.com/ahr/article-pdf/118/5/1319/25735925/zah1319.pdf