Listen to Episode Duration: 8.15
Corruption had been given a thousand years to entwine itself within the administrative and dogmatic structure of the Church. Indulgences were an example of money being paid in exchange for spiritual benefit.
The Pope held control over everybody’s soul so, well, you may as well do what you can to make the Pope happy. Who could have a problem with this kind of practice?
Martin Luther. That’s who.
In this episode we look at indulgences: where they came from, and what they could get you.