But some conflicts had serious repercussions on this scene, most notably involving the Jansenists, who cherished ongoing anger about the condemnation of many Jansenist doctrines in the bull Unigenitus
of Pope Clement XI in 1713, and the expulsion of Jansenists from the Sorbonne in 1729 by the cardinal of Paris.
The Bull Unigenitus
was published in his lifetime, but the quarrel over its reception by the French hierarchy was still running unabated at his death.
Doyle begins his study with a look at the state of historiography regarding Jansenism from its first "pious chroniclers" in the eighteenth century, who tended to focus on Jansenism prior to the issuance of the papal bull Unigenitus
in 1713, to later twentieth-century interpretations of the movement that began to focus on the movement after 1713.
Hostility to Jansenism in the Church culminated in the papal bull Unigenitus
(1713), which explicitly condemned a variety of Jansenist propositions.
In the penultimate year of his long reign, Louis XIV forced the parlement of Paris to register the papal bull Unigenitus
, which was intended to complete the suppression of Jansenism throughout Europe.
As such, when Clement XI reaffirmed earlier pronouncements against Jansenism by condemning (globally versus point-by-point refutation) some 101 propositions from a popular French devotional book by Pasquier Quesnel in the bull Unigenitus
(1713), Louis XIV fully supported the papacy.
The Jansenists' views and Jesuit opposition, the papal bull Unigenitus
and the tangled involvement of church and crown, as well as the wide-ranging repercussions of the quarrel, are related with clarity and precision.