[ US /ˈdʒænsənɪst/ ]
  1. an advocate of Jansenism
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  • Jansenists that he had forbidden the brotherhood called Oratorian fathers to hear confessions, because he suspected them of a leaning to A Book of Golden Deeds
  • Reformers of the sixteenth century, partly followed by the Baianist and Jansenist school, so minimized the native power and moral value of our free will as to make final perseverance depend on God alone, while their pretended fiducial faith and inadmissibility of grace led to the conclusion that we can, in this world, have absolute certainty of our final perseverance. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip
  • The frequent claim that Irish Catholicism was Jansenist‐influenced springs from the tendency to confuse Jansenism with mere moral rigorism. The Situation of the Classical Roman Rite in Ireland, two years after Summorum Pontificum
  • The most fervent Jansenists opted for a life of severe self-denial and constant prayer, in retreat from the world.
  • As a result, they repeatedly solicited papal bulls condemning Jansenist works, and persecuted priests who refused formally to accept the condemnations.
  • Jansenist, mainly out of political hatred of the Jesuits, partly from a hostility, very easily explained, to every manifestation of ultramontane feeling and influence, partly from a professional jealousy of the clergy, but partly also because the austere predestinarian dogma, and the metaphysical theology which brought it into supreme prominence, seem often to have had an unexplained affinity for serious minds trained in legal ideas and their application. Voltaire
  • Jansenist set fire to them, and Letellier was burned to a cinder; while the Jansenist, who had no less caballed than the Jesuit, had his share of the flames. A Philosophical Dictionary
  • In 1789, he was elected by the clergy of the bailliage of Nancy to the States-General, where he coöperated with the group of deputies of Jansenist or Gallican sympathies. The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919
  • In 1661, Louis declared that five fundamental beliefs of the Jansenists were heretical.
  • The Jansenist Nouvelles was one of the most remarkable publishing phenomena of the eighteenth century.
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