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Abbé de Saint-Cyran

Abbé de Saint-Cyran  

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(1581–1643), Jean Duvergier de Hauranne, commendatory Abbot of Saint-Cyran from 1620, and one of the authors of Jansenism. He was a close friend of C. O. Jansen, and, attracted to St Augustine's ...
Aboriginal languages

Aboriginal languages  

About 45 First Nations languages are spoken in Canada (the estimated number depends on the classification system). The languages with the greatest number of speakers (the numbers are approximations) ...
Aboriginal spiritual beliefs

Aboriginal spiritual beliefs  

Many early Europeans thought that the Aboriginal people whom they met had no religion. They saw no churches, clerics, scriptures, or Sunday observances that conformed to their notions of religious ...
accommodation

accommodation  

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In theology, the adaptation of a text or teaching to altered circumstances. The word is used: (1) Especially by RCs to connote the giving to a text of Scripture a meaning not intended by the writer, ...
Acta Sanctorum

Acta Sanctorum  

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The celebrated series of lives of the saints, arranged in the order of their feasts in the ecclesiastical year, which was begun by the Bollandists in the 17th cent. By 1925 it had reached 10 Nov.
Agostino Mascardi

Agostino Mascardi  

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(1590–1640).From Sarzana in Liguria, Mascardi studied in Rome and joined the Jesuits for a time. A client of Urban VIII, a member of the Accademia degli Umoristi, a professor ...
Albert of Brandenburg

Albert of Brandenburg  

(1490–1545), elector of the Holy Roman Empire, archbishop of Mainz and Magdeburg, and administrator of Halberstadt.He was the younger son (b. 28 June 1490) of John Cicero, elector of ...
Albrecht V

Albrecht V  

(1528–79),Duke of Bavaria, the son of Wilhelm IV of Wittelsbach, succeeded his father in March 1550. He had married a daughter of Ferdinand of Habsburg (later the Emperor Ferdinand ...
Alessandro Manzoni

Alessandro Manzoni  

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Title sometimes given to Verdi's Requiem, which was comp. in memory of It. novelist and poet Alessandro Manzoni (1785–1873). F.p. Milan 1874, London 1875.
Alexander VII

Alexander VII  

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(1599–1667), Pope from 1655. As a theologian he held strongly anti-Jansenist views, and to make Jansenist subterfuge impossible, in 1656 he condemned the five propositions from the Augustinus in the ...
Alfred O'Rahilly

Alfred O'Rahilly  

(1884–1969),academic, polymath, and public intellectual. A former Jesuit novice from a middle‐class Catholic family, O'Rahilly became professor of mathematical physics at University College, Cork, in ...
Alumbrados

Alumbrados  

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Loosely knit groups of spiritual persons who lived a retired life of prayer and contemplation in 16th-cent. Spain. It is unclear whether several of them were unorthodox, but some Alumbrados were ...
Alumbrismo

Alumbrismo  

A sixteenth-century Spanish religious movement centred in Toledo and other cities in New Castile. Adherents, who were called alumbrados or illuminati (‘the enlightened’), withdrew from the secular ...
AMDG

AMDG  

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(Lat., Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam, ‘to the greater glory of God’).The motto of the Jesuits, but it appears more widely as well.
AMDG

AMDG  

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The motto of the Jesuits, but it also frequently appears elsewhere in Christian use.
Americans in Canada

Americans in Canada  

While Canadians have moved south in large numbers throughout their history, migration from the United States to Canada has also been extensive in most periods. Mohawk from New York, having ...
Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome  

Ancient Rome continued to be a major reference point for the culture of the Enlightenment, due notably to the central role played by Latin. There was a gradual decline in ...
Andrea Rubbi

Andrea Rubbi  

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(1738–1807).Venetian literary journalist. A former Jesuit, in reaction to the prevailing gallomania he systematically championed Italian literature by editing twelve volumes of Elogi italiani, a vast ...
Angelo Mai

Angelo Mai  

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(1782–1854),Italian philologist and palaeographer. Born of poor parents, he was educated at the Collegium Romanum and for a time belonged to the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). In 1813 he ...
Antoine Arnauld

Antoine Arnauld  

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(1612–94), French theologian and philosopher. A brother of Angelique Arnauld (see following entry), from 1638 he was in touch with Saint-Cyran and in 1641 he retired to Port-Royal. His book De la ...

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