Formulary controversy  

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The Formulary Controversy, in 17th century France, pitted the Jansenists against the Jesuits. It gave rise to Blaise Pascal's Lettres Provinciales, the condemnation by the Vatican of Casuistry, and the final dissolution of the Jansenist order (the Jesuits themselves would be expelled from France at the end of the 18th century).



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