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Quesnel, Pasquier (Paschasius)
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(Jul 14, 1634, Paris – Dec 2, 1719, Amsterdam). After studying theology, Quesnel joined the Oratorians in 1657. Ordained to the priesthood in 1659, he became director of the order’s school in Paris. His early Réflexions morales sur le Nouveau Testament (1668; ET: The New Testament, with Moral Reflections upon Every Verse, 1719–1725), a major work that appeared in various editions and was also widely read in Germany, already showed his Jansenist leanings (Jansenism) and aroused much hostility. His defense of Gallican liberties (Gal…

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Strohm, Christoph, “Quesnel, Pasquier (Paschasius)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024773>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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