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Provincial Letters free pdf Excerpt from Provincial Letters: Containing an Exposure of the Reasoning and Morals of the Jesuits "The name of Pascal (that prodigy of parts, as Locke calls him,") says Mr. Dagald Stewart, "is more familiar to modern ears than that of any of the other learned and polished anchorites who have rendered the sanctuary of Port-Royal so illustrious. Abstracting from his great merit in mathematics and in physics, his reputation rests chiefly on the 'Provincial Letters-' a work from which Voltaire, notwithstanding his strong prejudices against the Author, dates the fixation of the French language- and of which the same excellent judge has said, 'Moliere's Best Comedies Do Not Excel Them in Wit, nor the Compositions of Bossuet in Sublimity." The author was originally induced to compose and publish them by a very casual circumstance. Accustomed frequently to visit a sister, who had taken the veil in the monastery of Port-Royal, he was introduced to the society of some celebrated Jansenists, particularly M. Arnauld, who had recently been engaged in a dispute with the doctors of the Sorbonne. The subjects of difference related chiefly to those points of faith which have continually divided Arminians and Calvinists in the Protestant community- the Jesuits being allied in sentiment to the former, and the Jansenists to the latter. The Jesuits had selected five propositions from a posthumous work of Jansen or Jansenius, bishop of Ypres, which his adherents believed to contain the doctrine of the Scriptures and the Fathers on the litigated articles of faith, and procured their condemnation by the Faculty of Theology at Paris and by Pope Innocent X. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Blaise Pascal
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1331283353
EAN : 9781331283355
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 420 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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