A member of the Sorbonne, the theological faculty of the University of Paris. Brother to Jacqueline Arnauld, abbess of a Cistercian convent called Port-Royal outside of Paris. After Cornelius Jansen’s death in 1638, he assumed the leadership of the Jansenist cause. In 1643, he challenged the Jesuits and their teaching that frequent confession could compensate for frequent sinning. Was nearly expelled from the Sorbonne for his controversy. Befriended Blaise Pascal, who helped him defend his position.
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