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RTR: Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences (1517)

The second and final text under examination in this 500th reformation year is that for which the anniversary is recognized, the 95 Theses or “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences.” Indulgences are connected with the sacrament of penance. Technically indulgences remit temporal guilt and punishment for sins that have already been repented of […]

Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Early Church Fathers Nota Bene Sacred Doctrine

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Do Christians pass straight into glory when they die, or must they journey first over a harrowing path of cleansing and purification, as in Plato’s Myth of Er in Book 10 of the Republic or as in the sixth book of Vergil’s Aeneid? According to Augustine in City of God 20.9, they do not go to jail, as it […]