The Jansenist movement in the Catholic Church, 17th -18th centuries.
In the seventeenth century, a heated theological debate raged in Catholic Europe over the role
of divine grace and the efficacy of good works in obtaining salvation. The position taken by the
so-called Jansenists, centred in France around the Parisian convent of Port Royal, was deeply
pessimistic, as opposed to that of the Jesuits. Condemned by Louis XIV and the Papacy, Port
Royal was closed in 1709 and many French Jansenists went into exile abroad.
This remarkable collection of correspondence and other documents (in French), owned by the
old catholic church of the Netherlands and held by the State Archives in Utrecht, is now
available from IDC Publishers.
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