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the Roman Catholic doctrine of Cornelis Jansen and his disciples

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Prest's major interventions again relate to Jansenism, as she describes Archbishop Perefixe's struggles with a group of recalcitrant nuns at Port-Royal and notes that he threatened excommunication for audiences of both Tartuffe and of a Jansenist translation of the Bible into French.
The first four essays provide historical background to the Jansenist controversy: the development of Augustine's thinking on freedom and grace until the composition of the Confessions (Cornelius Petrus Mayer), Luther's reading of Augustine (Otto Hermann Pesch), Calvin's convergences with and divergences from Augustine (Karin Schreiber), and the De auxiliis controversy: the vexatious quarrel between Dominicans and Jesuits in the late 16th and early 17th centuries on the relationship between divine grace and human free will (Karlheinz Ruhstorfer).
Let us recall that King Louis XIV himself had banned the Port Royal Jansenist movement as early as 1661.
7) Yet in fact, the cultural history of this condition began much earlier: catalepsy became a focal point of French-language medical discourse starting in the 1730s, a development connected both to growing interest in nervous maladies and to cultural episodes like Jansenist convulsionism.
But some conflicts had serious repercussions on this scene, most notably involving the Jansenists, who cherished ongoing anger about the condemnation of many Jansenist doctrines in the bull Unigenitus of Pope Clement XI in 1713, and the expulsion of Jansenists from the Sorbonne in 1729 by the cardinal of Paris.
The self-reflexive inward turn that permeates Suchon's notion of transcendental freedom evinces a Jansenist mentality, even though she does not share the self-abasement and mortification so common among the Jansenists.
Printing Confucius in Paris" covers the fascinating circumstances of the publication, in 1687, of the Jesuits' translation of Corpus Sinarum Philosophus, the careerist disputes among royal appointees and the religious controversies that arose among Jansenists, Jesuits, as well as gleeful response of Protestant satirists.
An ongoing struggle arose involving the Jansenists, the Jesuit synthesis, and the emerging Radical Enlightenment.
Our sinfulness is so totally disabling, according to the Jansenists, that nothing less than God's utterly efficacious grace can overcome it.
The book is less concerned with, for example, politics and relations with Huguenots, than with the lives of parish priests, religious orders, the episcopacy, the role of shrines, the administration of sacraments, religious education, the spiritual life, the Jansenists, the role of confraternities and the importance of Devots.
From the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767 on into the later decades of the 18th century, the importation of the Gallican Catholic Enlightenment by Spanish Jansenists worked toward an independent national church and thus enjoyed much political sponsorship from the Bourbon monarchy, such as it had in France.
To the "right" of the moderates were the anti-Enlightenment conservatives and, notably in France, the Jansenists.
Suffering saints; Jansenists and Convulsionnaires in France, 1640-1799.
Aware of the conundrum represented by associating Jansenists with Carthusians in 1645 Paris--no proof exists of such interaction--the author justifies her thesis by resorting to what she defines as "circumstantial evidence" (29): the physical proximity of the Parisian charterhouse to Port-Royal, and more broadly the existence of a religious sensibility embodied by, or akin to, early Jansenism.
The pope's most powerful enemies were the Jansenists in France with their democratic theory of church governance, and the Josephists and their leader Emperor Joseph II of Austria "whose vision of benevolent autocracy left no room for papal interference.