Transregional Interactions between Jansenists, other Catholics, and Protestants in Seventeenth Century Northern Europe

Berlis, Angela (8 May 2015). Transregional Interactions between Jansenists, other Catholics, and Protestants in Seventeenth Century Northern Europe (Unpublished). In: Crossing Borders: Transregional Reformations, Fifth RefoRC Conference. Universität Leuven. 07.-09.05.2015.

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This paper discusses the theological and cultural exchanges between Catholic clergy and theologians, and specifically between the neo-Augustinian-minded, the so-called “Jansenists”, and other Catholics, in Northern Europe during the seventeenth century. It also explores the Jansenists’ encounters and theological engagement with Protestantism. In this period, interaction and transfer between French Jansenist Catholics and other Catholics in other countries took place in various ways: 1. Via traveling and migration: French theologians and clergy returned home from their travels with reports about the situation of Catholicism and Protestantism in other countries; moreover, in the second half of the 17th century, French Jansenists fled to the northern Netherlands. 2. Via networking: it is little known that for a brief period on the North Sea island of Nordstrand, adherents to Port-Royal were buying land, and clergy of the Flemish Oratory provided pastoral care for the island’s Catholics. This project was not successful, but at the end it strengthened the network between French “Jansenists” and Catholics in the Dutch Republic. 3. Via publications by leading Jansenists and their counterparts. In this paper, the focus is on the view of Protestantism held by Jansenist writers.

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 > 280 Christian denominations
200 Religion > 230 Christianity & Christian theology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Angela Berlis

Date Deposited:

25 May 2016 15:23

Last Modified:

25 May 2016 15:23

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/80557

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