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  • noun A school of thought, the immediate historical predecessor of Jansenism, that claimed thorough Augustinianism over the scholasticism which held sway over most Catholic theologians at the time.

Etymologies

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After the Roman Catholic theologian Michael Baius (1513-1589).

Examples

  • In 1642 the work was condemned by Pope Urban VIII as being tainted with Baianism: it was neverheless defended by the Solitaires of Port Royal-Antoine Arnauld, his sister angelique, Pascal, Nicole and St. Cyran i.e.

    Forerunners of the French Revolution. Part 2b

  • In 1642 the work was condemned by Pope Urban VIII as being tainted with Baianism: it was neverheless defended by the Solitaires of Port Royal-Antoine Arnauld, his sister angelique, Pascal, Nicole and St. Cyran i.e.

    Archive 2007-10-14

  • Because of the stress they laid on the rigoristic element in St. Augustine's doctrine on grace, they were for a time suspected of Baianism and Jansenism, but were cleared of this suspicion by Benedict XIV.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • Villavincentio ", against Baianism;" Demonstratio religionis christianae ex verbo Dei ";" Confessionis, sive doctrinae, quae nuper edita est a ministris qui in ecclesiam Antverpiensem irrepserunt et

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Against Baianism, the forerunner of Jansenism, she adhered in her teaching to the conviction confirmed by healthy experience, that natural man is capable of performing some naturally good works without actual grace, and particularly without the grace of faith, and that not all the deeds of infidels and pagans are sins.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • In view of the fact that he consciously and deliberately aimed at innovation or reforming, it would certainly be difficult to exculpate him entirely or declare that his attitude was in no wise presumptuous and rash; but impartial history may and should take into account the peculiar atmosphere created about him by the still smouldering controversies on Baianism and the widespread prejudices against the Roman Curia.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • From these readings emerged a vast system, whose identity with Baianism neither skilful arrangement nor subtile dialectic could disguise.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Gravius, who removed from it all traces of Baianism.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

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