Indulgences

At first indulgences were limited to 40 days, and were remissions of punishment and of sin and a specified quantity of penance. Purgatory came to be thought of as the place where penance was performed after life; a place in time, rather than eternal like heaven. Thus an indulgence would limit the time the sinner spent in purgatory. Pilgrimage might be undertaken as expiation of particularly serious sins. When preaching the First Crusade, Pope Urban II granted a *plenary indulgence, saying all those who went might count that journey in lieu of all penance. It may be that the very first text printed using movable type was an indulgence issued by Pope Nicholas V in 1454. [< Lat. indulgentia = leniency, concession.]

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  • indulgences —    The Catholic practice of selling indulgences to sinners helped provoke the Protestant Reformafasting, performing acts of charity, or other actions. The average person would have to finish penance after death, in the form of suffering and pain; …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • indulgences — in dul·gence || ɪn dÊŒldÊ’É™ns n. act of giving in to desire; something which gratifies, luxury; leniency, tolerance; humoring, pampering; partial remission of punishment (Roman Catholicism) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • indulgences —  Индульгенции …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Indulgences, Apostolic — • Those which the Roman pontiff, the successor of the Prince of the Apostles, attaches to the crosses, crucifixes, chaplets, rosaries, images, and medals which he blesses, either with his own hand or by those to whom he has delegated this faculty …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • Commerce des indulgences — Le commerce des indulgences vient de la possibilité dans l Église catholique romaine, d acheter des indulgences (du latin indulgere, « accorder ») c est à dire la rémission totale ou partielle devant Dieu de la peine temporelle encourue …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Si Léon X avait donné des indulgences à vendre aux moines augustins qui étaient en possession du déb… — Si Léon X avait donné des indulgences à vendre aux moines augustins qui étaient en possession du débit de cette marchandise il n’y aurait point de protestants. См. Мала искра велики вещи сожигает …   Большой толково-фразеологический словарь Михельсона (оригинальная орфография)

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