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Enemies Within?

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: https://dx.doi.org/10.12987/yale/9780300207699.003.0013
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This chapter deals with the persistent Jansenist problem. The problem of Jansenism and its successive guises had been intermingled with the histories of France and of Catholicism. In France, Jansenism was more closely related to moral and sacramental issues concerning devots and reformers. After 1700, when the monarchy abandoned the gallican ways to collaborate with the papacy, Jansenism attracted the support of both lay and clerical gallicans. During the half-century after the death of Louis XIV and in the presence of a changing political environment, Jansenism had moved and had transformed in unexpected and in more determined ways.

Keywords: Jansenist problem; death of Louis XIV; Jansenism; gallican

Chapter.  10341 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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