Louis and Religion

A glossary of religious terms

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  • Created on: 12-05-12 21:02

Galicanism

  • A movement which campaigned for freedom of the French Church from Papal influence.
  • The Pope would remain the figurehead of the church, but the King and bishops would have more independence.
  • The Pope's power in France would be reduced
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Jesuits

  • The Society of Jesus
  • Promoted the Church of Rome, influenced by Louis
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Huguenots

  • French Protestants who followed Calvinism.
  • Disliked by Louis and persecuted
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Jansenists

  • A group of Catholics who believed that grace of God alone could save people, not the church.
  • Distrusted by Louis and persecuted
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Quietism

  • A mystical movement which was supported by Louis' second wife Madame de Maintenon.
  • It involved stillness and meditation in order to be at one with God
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