publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2017

Indulgences after Luther: the fall and rise of pardons in Counter-Reformation France

Tingle, Elizabeth;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Brepols Publishers
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
When Martin Luther issued his Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences, or Ninety-Five Theses in 1517, he was writing in a long tradition of criticism of easy routes to salvation and the complacency of sinners. He did not intend to cause a schism in the Catholic Church. But the catalyst given to debates about the means by which humans receive divine grace, rent apart western Christendom. Indulgences rapidly passed into memory as the cause of Reformation. Forty-five years later in December 1563, at the final session of the Council of Trent, a ruling on indulgences ended the meeting and thereby opened the formal Counter Reformation, at least in traditi...
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free text keywords: Indulgences, Luther, France, Theology, Fall of man, Political science, Counter-Reformation
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publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2017

Indulgences after Luther: the fall and rise of pardons in Counter-Reformation France

Tingle, Elizabeth;