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    Pluralism: Indulgence

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    Chapter 13 Assignment #1 13.1 (Ryan Cho) Christian Humanist, Pluralism, indulgence. 1. Christian Humanist. Christian Humanists were people whose beliefs were based on an old Renaissance movement that combined a revived interest in humanity’s nature and the Christian faith. Christian humanists impacted art in a large and important way, while also changing the focus of religious scholarship. Christian humanists also helped shape personal spirituality and achievements, and eventually influenced the Protestant Reformation. 2. Pluralism. Pluralism is the view that politics, government, and decision making are located mostly in the framework of government, but also stating that many non-governmental groups use their resources to provide influence.…

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    Indulgences Controversy

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    The controversy over indulgences surrounded the issue of whether or not they should be sold in exchange for money. Originally, indulgences were based off of two concepts which were purgatory and the treasury of merits. The concept of purgatory was pushed by Pope Gregory, and he explained it as a way of removing people’s postbaptismal sins which had not been forgiven before their death. According to Pope Gregory, along with acts of penance, additional penance could be received if it was given to…

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    Indulgences are one of the most controversial traditions in the Catholic Church. They have impacted the Church for hundreds of years and were a major factor in the Protestant schism within Christianity. Indulgences have had positive results but are often abused. The Church’s Confession of Faith (CCF) is a reliable source for a detailed explanation of what indulgences are and how they work, but fails to capture the importance of indulgences in a historical context and their impact on…

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    How the Church changed Indulgences and How Indulgences Changed the Church Indulgences have been the epitome of corruption in the Catholic Church and rightly so. When the Catholic Church created the indulgence system they began do collect money without honesty and began to act truly like a state over a group of Christians. It is abhorrent; however, it was not purposeless and there was a reason the Church needed the ill-obtained money. The idea of indulgences was not created with ill intent, but…

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    Many crooked and greedy men, many including those amongst the clergy, utilized indulgences to fill their coffers. The selling of indulgences quickly became akin to the modern day Ponzi scheme, only this promised spiritual not financial gains. The abuse of indulgences was rampant and commonplace during the late 1300’s, so clearly a learned man like Chaucer would have been disgusted by the crookedness of the Church officials. This practice continued long after Chaucer’s death. Eventually, it began…

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    Indulgences

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    Origin: The doctrine of indulgences rested on three principles. First, god is merciful and just. Second Christ and the Saints, through their infinite virtue established a “treasury of merits”, on which the church could draw, due to its special relationship with Christ and the Saints. Third, the church had the authority to grant sinners the spiritual benefits of those with merits. An indulgence was originally a remission of the priest-imposed penalties of sin- the church had often granted…

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    It seemed a disconcerting and dramatic response. What, after all, was the harm in paying a colleague a sincere compliment? Once one steps into the bubble of indulgence, a four billion dollar bubble in this case, the rules of reality no longer apply. A week after that incident, Nadia found herself stranded in the Claridge’s Hotel in London as Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull Volcano spewed noxious fumes into the atmosphere. As if a harbinger of this Icelandic doom cloud, when Stan had awoken earlier…

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    Catholic THE SOURCE BEHIND MARTIN LUTHER’S 95 THESES Church came to allow the penitent to substitute the payment of a sum of money for other forms 3 of penalty satisfaction. They even went as far as letting indulgences to be bought for relatives and friends who had died and passed into purgatory. During this time Luther posted “The 95 Theses” the Catholic Church was continuing to sell indulgences, even though they had been banned in Germany. The practice of selling indulgences was very popular…

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    These theses were also known as the “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences” (“The Protestant Reformation”). The Ninety-Five Theses was a document that consisted criticisms towards indulgences and the church in form of questions and propositions for debate. As a matter of fact, many of those theses were directly aimed at the indulgences the church practiced. Luther used ideas developed by Augustine to help him develop his own ideas to help form how he thought Christianity should be…

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    The source I will be analyzing is a primary source by Martin Luther into English. Martin Luther was a monk in the Catholic Church who would go to start the Protestant Reformation through his criticisms of the church and of the Pope. In this work Martin Luther challenges the Pope and the Catholic Church by accusing them of being impious for the act of selling indulgences to Christians. He goes on to lambaste the Pope in detail, stating that he is using Christians for personal gain and ignoring…

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