Examples from the Web for jansenism
This book was the first manifestation of Jansenism to the general public in France, and raised a violent storm.
Such are the barest outlines of the rise and progress of Jansenism during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.The War Upon Religion|Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
But Pascal perceived that casuistry was not the only enemy that menaced the true spirit of religion for which Jansenism stood.The Idea of Progress|J. B. Bury
This question of Jansenism and Molinism occupied France for about two hundred years.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 3 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
But he was a Jansenist, that is to say, he knew the words of the language of Jansenism and employed them at random.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
British Dictionary definitions for jansenism
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.