Jansenism


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Jan·sen·ism

 (jăn′sə-nĭz′əm)
n.
The theological principles of Cornelis Jansen, which emphasize predestination, deny free will, and maintain that human nature is incapable of good. They were condemned as heretical by the Roman Catholic Church.

Jan′sen·ist n.
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Jansenism

(ˈdʒænsəˌnɪzəm)
n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church the doctrine of Cornelis Jansen and his disciples, who maintained that salvation was limited to those subject to a supernatural determinism, the rest being destined to perdition
2. (Roman Catholic Church) the religious movement arising from these doctrines
ˈJansenist n, adj
ˌJansenˈistic, ˈJansenˌistical adj
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Jan•sen•ism

(ˈdʒæn səˌnɪz əm)

n.
the doctrinal system of Cornelis Jansen, denying free will and maintaining that human nature is corrupt and that Christ died for the elect and not for all people: condemned as heretical by the Catholic Chruch.
[1650–60; < French jansénisme]
Jan′sen•ist, n.
Jan`sen•is′tic, Jan`sen•is′ti•cal, adj.
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Jansenism

a Christian sect founded by Cornelius Jansen, 17th-century Dutch religious reformer. See also heresy.
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a heretical doctrine of the 17th and 18th centuries denying free-dom of the will, accepting absolute predestination for part of mankind and condemnation to hell for the others, and emphasizing puritanical moral attitudes. — Jansenist, n., adj.
See also: Heresy
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Jansenism

A Catholic sect, latterly centered on the Port Royal lay convent in Paris, which denied free will and promoted austerity and church reform. Condemned by Pope in 1713, the ensuing controversy split the French church.
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Noun1.Jansenism - the Roman Catholic doctrine of Cornelis Jansen and his disciples; salvation is limited to those who are subject to supernatural determinism and the rest are assigned to perdition
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
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Jansenism

[ˈdʒænsəˌnɪzəm] Njansenismo m
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Jansenism, a movement in Western Europe claiming to be Catholic, was their enemy.
Carroll, "Galileo Galilei and the Myth of Heterodoxy"; Tabitta van Nouhuys, "Copernicanism, Jansenism, and Remonstrantism in the Seventeenth-Century Netherlands"; Margaret J.
While conceding that in the Provinciales Pascal convicts the Jesuits of grave laxities, Natoli doubts that the exposure is fair to casuistry, recognizes the virtue of prudence, or converts the reader to the severities of Jansenism. That task would have been advanced, perhaps even achieved, in the apology that the incomplete Pensees are the noble remains of.
In particular Parisi discusses the phenomenon normally referred to as Jansenism, detailing the possible meanings attributed to the term, which he lists as doctrinal, political, moral and cultural, before rejecting all of them in relation to Manzoni.
The most critical development within the city's customary culture arose from Jansenism, strongly supported within the Paris parlement and many of the city's parish wardens.
The chapters examine such topics as riots, police, food supply, and Jansenism. Here, Garrioch focuses on the middle of the century with extended looks at the riots of 1750 and the battles between the crown and the Parlement of Paris.
In the case of international Jansenism, it developed within a "process of precocious politicization ...
Feeding this ironically was Jansenism which while originally a fervent faith later became interpreted as at least anti-clerical, if not positively secular.
(9) Mainstream preachers rejected Jansenism and accepted social utility as one argument for religious beliefs.
If she is seeking a fresh field of research, she might consider carrying her narration down through the Middle Ages to the Reformation and on to Jansenism.
With its very well organized structure and centralized, absolute authority, the Jesuits fought strongly against the growing Protestant influence in Europe, and also against jansenism. The Jesuits achieved great influence over the kings and the powerful and introduced the very much criticized missionary policy of assimilation, which consisted in the accommodation of Catholic rites to the local cultures in the missionary regions.
The abbey, with its associated community of brilliant scholars and teachers, was famous in the 17th century as a center of Jansenism, a controversial movement within French Roman Catholicism.