A New Gallican Age?

Joseph Bergin

in Politics of Religion in Early Modern France

Published by Yale University Press

Published in print November 2014 | ISBN: 9780300207699
Published online May 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780300210460 | DOI:
A New Gallican Age?

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This chapter discusses the relations between politics and religion, as well as the situation between royal and ecclesiastical authority after Jansenism had been suppressed. At this point, gallicans, who followed a new line of thinking, caused a new controversy which angered Rome because of four gallican principles limiting papal authority. In 1682, the gallicans reaffirmed absolute autonomy of princes from ecclesiastical power. As the gallican crisis worsened, Louis XIV moved that the four gallican articles were not be implemented. This action would have disowned the leadership of the French church and undermined gallican maxims. To prevent further troubles, he directed that the four principles remain, but not be binding on the clergy and theologians in France.

Keywords: Jansenists; Gallicanism; Louis XIV; gallican maxims

Chapter.  9967 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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