Definitions for "Counter-Reformation"
The campaign initiated by the Catholic Church after the Council of Trent to counter the Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation with Baroque art and architecture.
A movement begun by the Catholic Church to counter the Protestants in Europe, who gained strength as a result of the Reformation.
The attempt by the Roman Catholic Church to halt the Reformation by reforming the church from within (Protestants believed the R.C. church was beyond reformation, so they pulled out and started new churches)