Catholicism

Treasury of Merit

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Definition: Treasury of Merit
Doctrine in which certain saints performed more good works than was necessary to save them, and that this surplus can be applied to other believers in order to shorten purgatory. This was the logical basis for the sale of indulgences in the Middle Ages.
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Title Treasury of Merit
Published
Last UpdatedJanuary 28, 2021
URL religionfacts.com/treasury-merit
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MLA Citation “Treasury of Merit.” ReligionFacts.com. 28 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021. <religionfacts.com/treasury-merit>