Jansenism


#1

Why is this heretical?

Belief in predestination isn’t and it’s hard to see where Jansenism differs from the views of St Augustine, so am I missing something


#2

Read this link,

newadvent.org/cathen/08285a.htm,

and scroll down to this heading:

II. THE “AUGUSTINUS” AND ITS CONDEMNATION

There is a lot there and you’ll find it interesting.


#3

There are other aspects of Jansen’s theories which are problematic - for example his view that only perfect contrition could save a person (whereas Catholic theology has always been that imperfect contrition or attrition is sufficient when combined with sacramental confession).


#4

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