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Jansenism

F. Ellen Weaver-Laporte

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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French religious movement. This controversial interpretation of Counter-Reformation spirituality within the Roman Catholic Church in France was named after Cornelius Jansen (1585–1638), Bishop of Ypres and scholar at Leuven, whose Augustinus, a treatise on St Augustine’s doctrine of grace, was published in France in 1642. Its theology of grace was based on the most pessimistic elements in St Augustine’s teaching: that human nature after the original fall was totally corrupted, and the power of

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