- the doctrinal system of Cornelis Jansen and his followers, denying free will and maintaining that human nature is corrupt and that Christ died for the elect and not for all humanity.
Origin of Jansenism
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It was the same with a host of pieces relating to Jansenism.
His promotion in the Church was checked by his partiality for Jansenism.Life and Correspondence of David Hume, Volume I (of 2)
John Hill Burton
The elimination of the Jesuits was a triumph for so-called Jansenism.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4
Henry Charles Lea
Father Brisacier, born 1603, a Jesuit, and a warm opponent of Jansenism.The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal
His work did much to extirpate what was left of Jansenism in Europe.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
- RC Church the doctrine of the Cornelis Jansen and his disciples, who maintained that salvation was limited to those subject to a supernatural determinism, the rest being destined to perdition
- the religious movement arising from these doctrines
Word Origin and History for jansenism
1650s, in reference to doctrine of Cornelius Jansen (1585-1638), Catholic bishop of Ypres, who maintained the perverseness and inability for good of the natural human will. Related: Jansenist.