“Jansenist” ideas on education in the seventieth century and their longstanding impact on pedagogical thought in Europe

Berlis, Angela (19 July 2017). “Jansenist” ideas on education in the seventieth century and their longstanding impact on pedagogical thought in Europe (Unpublished). In: Churches and Education. Ecclesiastical History Summer Conference. Universität Exeter. 18.-20. Juli 2017.

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Education played an important role in the seventeenth century neo-Augustinian movement, better known as “Jansenism.” The so-called “Petites- Écoles (Small Schools) associated with the Cistercian Abbey at Port-Royal near Versailles bear witness to this; they played an important role in the reputation of this movement in educated French society at this time. Blaise and his sister Jacqueline Pascal (Sr. Euphémie) were important influences on the development of an innovative educational method. Other “Jansenist” theologians like Pierre Nicole or J. Duguet extended these pedagogical ideas to other contexts, including the education of the Christian monarch. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, these “Jansenist” ideas were taken up by other German and Swiss educational thinkers and became influential on modern, “secular” theories of education. This paper highlights the importance of education and schools (both for boys and for girls) for the self-definition of a group, which became marginalized within the Catholic Church, but had a long term, little recognised, impact on pedagogical thought in France and Europe.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

01 Faculty of Theology > Department of Old Catholic Theology [discontinued]

UniBE Contributor:

Berlis, Angela

Subjects:

200 Religion > 240 Christian practice & observance
200 Religion > 270 History of Christianity
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education

Language:

English

Submitter:

Angela Berlis

Date Deposited:

31 May 2018 15:37

Last Modified:

31 May 2018 15:37

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/114129

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