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Meaning of QUIETISM

Pronunciation:  'kwIi`tizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a form of religious mysticism requiring withdrawal from all human effort and passive contemplation of God
 

QUIETISM is a 8 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 See Also: mysticism, religious mysticism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Qui"et*ism\, n. [Cf. F. qui['e]tisme.]
1. Peace or tranquillity of mind; calmness; indifference;
   apathy; dispassion; indisturbance; inaction.

2. (Eccl. Hist.) The system of the Quietists, who maintained
   that religion consists in the withdrawal of the mind from
   worldly interests and anxieties and its constant
   employment in the passive contemplation of God and his
   attributes.

 

 

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