Religion Past and Present

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I. Theology and Religious Practice – II. History – III. Assessment

The term Jansenism denotes a theological position and critical reform movement within Catholicism that was most influential in France and the Low Countries during the 17th and 18th centuries. It was founded by C. Jansen and J. Duvergier de Hauranne, who built on earlier ideas of M. Baius. It had far-reaching effects on political, intellectual, and cultural history.

I. Theology and Religious Practice

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Hersche, Peter, “Jansenism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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