Schaff: There Was Opposition To The Organ At The Council Of Trent

The Latin church introduced it pretty generally, but not without the protest of eminent men, so that even in the Council of Trent a motion was made, though not carried, to prohibit the organ at least in the mass. The Lutheran church retained it, the Calvinistic churches rejected it, especially in Switzerland and Scotland; but in recent times the opposition has largely ceased.

—Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, 8 vol. (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1910), 4.439.

Subscribe to the Heidelblog today!

One comment

  1. Dr. Clark, my question is tangential to this post, but what do you think of Schaff’s history overall? Thanks!

Comments are closed.