is done to the Word of God when, in the same sermon, an equal or larger amount of time is devoted to indulgences than to the Word. Luther's first widely successful work, it was reprinted twenty times. Political rulers had an interest in controlling indulgences because local economies suffered when the money for indulgences left a given territory. Papal indulgences must be preached with caution, lest people erroneously think that they are preferable to other good works of love.
Translated by Roy. Such as: Why does not the pope empty purgatory for the sake of holy love and the dire need of the souls that are there if he redeems an infinite number of souls for the sake of miserable money with which to build a church?'. In reality, posting theses for a disputation would have been routine. In the Beginning Was the Word: The Bible in American Public Life.
The quill penetrates the head of a lion symbolizing Pope Leo. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Men must especially be on guard against those who say that the pope's pardons are that inestimable gift of God by which man is reconciled to him. Cajetan defended the churchs use of indulgences, but Luther refused to recant and returned to Wittenberg. 73 See also edit Notes and references edit Notes edit a b Latin : Disputatio pro declaratione virtutis indulgentiarum. This treasure tends to be hated because it makes "the first last in the words of Matthew 19:30 and 20:16. 1525 woodcut of forgiveness from Christ outweighing the pope's indulgences Theses 3034 deal with the false certainty Luther believed the indulgence preachers offered Christians. Luther refused to recant and requested that the case be reviewed by university theologians. The Annotated Luther, Volume 1: The Roots of Reform. Peter with his own money rather than with the money of poor believers?' Again, What does the pope remit or grant to those who by perfect contrition already have a right to full remission and blessings?' Again, What greater blessing could come to the church.
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