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Indulgences


Introduction


The word indulgence (Latin indulgentia, from indulgeo, to be kind or tender) originally meant kindness or favor; in post-classic Latin it came to mean the remission of a tax or debt. In Roman law and in the Vulgate of the Old Testament (Isaiah 61:1) it was used to express release from captivity or punishment [1].

As this document is a work in progress, I will leave you with the following links that describe indulgences at great length. I thought it a better idea to link to these pages while I finish this document than leave the subject untouched.

External Links


Catholic Encyclopedia: Indulgences
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07783a.htm

Catholic Answers: Myths about Indulgences
http://www.catholic.com/library/Myths_About_Indulgences.asp

Wikipedia: Indulgence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indulgence



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