1. Education
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Indulgence

By

Definition: In the Catholic and pre-reformation Christian church, an indulgence was the partial cancellation/remission of the punishment for sin(s) outstanding after absolution through a sacrament. In theory they could absolve any sin.
Examples:
In 1517 Luther, a Professor of Theology, grew angry at the selling of indulgences and produced 95 theses against them.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.