What does jansenism mean?

jansenism meaning in General Dictionary

The doctrine of Jansen regarding no-cost will and divine sophistication

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  • the Roman Catholic doctrine of Cornelis Jansen and his disciples; salvation is restricted to those who find themselves subject to supernatural determinism therefore the rest tend to be assigned to perdition
  • The doctrine of Jansen regarding free will and divine sophistication.

jansenism meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1650s, in mention of doctrine of Cornelius Jansen (1585-1638), Catholic bishop of Ypres, which maintained the perverseness and failure for good of normal human might. Relevant: Jansenist.


jansenism meaning in Philosophy Dictionary

The training of Cornelius Jansen, latinized Jansenius (1585-1638), Bishop of Ypres, and his followers in France and Holland. Its most critical doctrines had been the sum total corruption of human instinct owing to original sin, man's incapacity to resist either concupiscence or grace implying the denial of free will, predestination, therefore the denial that Christ passed away for many males without exclusion. The Jansenists were described as a unique harshness, seriousness of manners, and moral rigorism. The doctrine had been condemned because of the Church. -- J.J.R.


jansenism meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The doctrine of Jansen regarding free will and divine grace.


Sentence Examples with the word jansenism

In the West, Gallican and Febronian Episcopacy are represented by two ecclesiastical bodies: the Jansenist Church under the archbishop of Utrecht (see JANSENISM and UTRECHT), and the Old Catholics.

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