Definitions for jansenismˈdʒæn səˌnɪz əm
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Jan•sen•ismˈdʒæn səˌnɪz əm(n.)
the doctrinal system of Cornelis Jansen, denying free will and maintaining that human nature is corrupt and that Christ died for the elect and not for all people: condemned as heretical by the Catholic Chruch.
Origin of Jansenism:
1650–60; < F jansénisme
the Roman Catholic doctrine of Cornelis Jansen and his disciples; salvation is limited to those who are subject to supernatural determinism and the rest are assigned to perdition
The Catholic doctrines of Cornelius Jansen and his followers, which emphasise original sin, divine grace and predestination.
the doctrine of Jansen regarding free will and divine grace