Definitions

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to Jansenism
  • noun An advocate of Jansenism

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Examples

  • But he was a Jansenist, that is to say, he knew the words of the language of Jansenism and employed them at random.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • As soon as you begin talking of stripping yourself of cigarettes, (and ash trays) chewing gum and pepsi-cola, and (if you can afford it) television sets--then you are called a Jansenist or a Manichaen, negative in your approach, a deviationist heretic of an opponent of the working class as well as of the Church.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • As soon as you begin talking of stripping yourself of cigarettes, (and ash trays) chewing gum and pepsi-cola, and (if you can afford it) television sets--then you are called a Jansenist or a Manichaen, negative in your approach, a deviationist heretic of an opponent of the working class as well as of the Church.

    Vintage Distributism

  • The so-called Jansenist doctrine, on the other hand, of [] + but irresistible grace was the appropriate view of the Port-Royalists, high-pitched, eager souls as they were, and of their friend Pascal himself, however much in his turn he might refine upon it.

    Miscellaneous Studies; a series of essays

  • They affirm, one through the hero of a father, the other through the brilliant Jansenist, their hidden side: a temptation for the contrary.

    Marie-Laure Delorme: Provocation and Silence in Public Enemies

  • That's me all right, but Kozinski clearly does not want to condemn all traditionalists, and I feel I should speak up here for the thousands of hardcore trads who are not at all Jansenist or harsh but are decent, well-balanced human beings.

    On "Gnostic Traditionalism"

  • "This Jansenist negativity, which is still deeply rooted in some conservative Catholic quarters of the United States (much less in Europe) ..."

    Dr. Michael Waldstein: "West's work is uncompromisingly in line with the Church's faith."

  • Eighteen letters in defense of the Jansenist Antoine Arnauld from Port-Royal-des-Champs, a friend of Pascal who in 1656 was condemned by the Faculté de Théologie at the Sorbonne in Paris for views that were claimed to be heretical.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I have no doubt that there is a "Jansenist negativity" "deeply rooted in some conservative Catholic quarters" in America.

    Dr. Michael Waldstein: "West's work is uncompromisingly in line with the Church's faith."

  • As a proponent of TOB, I can't make a claim as to how many Catholics do or don't have a "Jansenist negativity".

    Dr. Michael Waldstein: "West's work is uncompromisingly in line with the Church's faith."

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