Roman Catholic answer: There were never any pardons for any sins in exchange for money. A pardon for sin comes from God and is given to men in the sacrament of Confession or Penance. An indulgence is a remission of the temporal punishment due to sin and is only given for a sin that has already been absolved (forgiven in Confession). The temporal punishment is, like, if you were playing and you threw the ball and broke your neighbor's window. You go over, ring the door bell, confess what you have done, and ask pardon. Your neighbor (if they are nice!) forgives you. That would be confession and absolution. Now, you are all forgiven, guess what? The window is still broken, and in justice, you should pay to have it repaired, cause you are the one who broke it. You have already been forgiven, but justice demands that you make reparation. Similarly, any time you sin, you damage the Body of Christ (the Church: all the faithful) and justice demands that you make reparation. in dying on the cross, and the prayers and actions of the saints in heaven, particularly Mary are more than sufficient to make up for all the damage we have done. The method in which those merits are applied to you is termed an indulgence. To gain an indulgence one must be in a state of grace, have gone to confession, and received Holy Communion. Then one must do the specific act for which an indulgence is to be granted. At one time, that act included a gift of money for a specific religious purpose, such as building a cathedral. The gift was abused, and people thought that all they had to do was pay the money for the indulgence. Please note: this never, ever had anything to do we being forgiven for sin. Because of the abuse, it was discontinued.
Paying money for a sacrament, or any holy, or blessed thing is the sin of simony.
Medieval life in Europe was characterized by?
"the life of a merchant in Medieval Europe"
a share of land in medieval Europe is called a fief.
It is located in Europe
The difference is that medieval europe couldnt read and byzantine could read. Also medieval europe wasnt wealthy but byzantine was.
In medieval Europe, the various sins and moral failings that would cause you to go to hell after death were all defined by the Catholic Church. Most of these are the same as you would find today - suicide, homosexuality, witchcraft (not as popular in the teachings today), blasmephy, failure to confess your sins prior to death, etc.
schools became less common in medieval Europe
The one most powerful individual in Medieval Europe was Charlemagne.
Moscow was a major trading center in Medieval Europe.
Medieval Europe was ruled by kings and aristocratic families.
The Rise of Magic in Early Medieval Europe was created in 1991.
Pardon? W. Europe is a continent! Its coast borders the Atlantic Ocean.
well medieval Arabia is because they have develpoed more things and objects than medievel Europe so the answer to the question us that the medieval Arabia are more creative than medievel Europe!
what are some of the medieval castle names?
Churches are illustrative of the innovative architecture of medieval Europe.
The average life expectancy for women in medieval Europe was about forty years.
Medieval Europe was smaller in size, and later in time than the Roman empire.
Roman Catholic AnswerFor the same reason they confessed their sins in the first century, or in this century: to be forgiven for those sins, because Jesus told them to.
The medieval minstrel was known as a gleeman. They were common in medieval Europe.
he is a ruler of the Medieval Europe
Training for a Knight in Medieval Europe started from a very young age. It included living with a Knight.
Most medieval tournaments were held in England and Europe
they told them to confess their sins before its to late
In Europe. Like England, Ireland, Scotland.
Medieval Europe began about 500 A.D. and ended to become the Renaissance in about 1500 A.D. The Holy Roman Empire fell in 476 A.D. which was the start to the Medieval Age.