Cornelius Jansen

Cornelius Jansen


A Dutchman who had adopted St. Augustine’s view of sin and grace at the University of Louvain. He came to believe that the best way to defend Catholicism against the Calvinist challenge was to return to the doctrines of Augustine and establish a rigorous moral code for the Catholic clergy to combat the lenient ethics of the Jesuits. Carried on his campaign as professor of Scripture at Louvain and later as bishop of Ypres. Supporter of Augustine’s views of predestination and held that man’s will is not free; that good works could never save, only God’s grace.

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