Definition of Quietism

1. Noun. A form of religious mysticism requiring withdrawal from all human effort and passive contemplation of God.

Generic synonyms: Mysticism, Religious Mysticism
Derivative terms: Quietist



Definition of Quietism

1. n. Peace or tranquillity of mind; calmness; indifference; apathy; dispassion; indisturbance; inaction.

Definition of Quietism

1. Noun. A form of mysticism involving quiet contemplation. ¹

2. Noun. A state of passive quietness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quietism

1. a form of religious mysticism [n -S]

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Literary usage of Quietism

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1. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Frederic Harrison (1896)
"passing notice to another heresy,—that of quietism,—which, though much less ... The philosophical character of quietism seems to me remarkable as offering a ..."

2. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau (1875)
"I must give a passing notice to another heresy,—that of quietism,—which, ... The philosophical character of quietism seems to me remarkable as offering a ..."

3. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau (1893)
"I must give a passing notice to another heresy,—that of quietism,—which, ... The philosophical character of quietism seems to me remarkable as offering a ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"quietism. The ceremonial and hierarchical spirit of some monastic orders, ... But this violence by no means prevented the diffusion of quietism. ..."

5. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"... considerable abilities, and great charm of manner, but the very hysterical representative in France of the religious revival known as quietism. ..."

6. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"... considerable abilities, and great charm of manner, but the very hysterical representative in France of the religious revival known as quietism. ..."

7. A Protestant Dictionary: Containing Articles on the History, Doctrines, and by Charles Henry Hamilton Wright, Charles Neil (1904)
"quietism, however, is usually associated with 1 Cap. vi., ef. also cap. vii. It would be difficult to over-estimate (for the Reformation) the influence—on ..."

8. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau (1853)
"I must give a passing notice to another heresy,—that _ . of quietism,—which, ... The philosophical character of quietism seems to me remarkable as offering ..."

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