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Jansen, Cornelius Otto
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(Nov 3, 1585, Leerdam, Netherlands – May 6, 1638, Ypres, Belgium), theologian. He studied theology in Leuven and, after 1609, in France where he became acquainted and collaborated with J. Duvergier de Hauranne. After returning to Leuven, he taught theology, ultimately (after 1630) at the university. He polemicized against the Jesuits and the policy of Richelieu. He became bishop of Ypres in 1636 and was a zealous pastor. After extended study of the works of the great church father Augustine, in 1627 he began his foundational work, Augustinus, in which he developed …

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Hersche, Peter, “Jansen, Cornelius Otto”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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