Definitions for: Quietism


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



Webster (1913) 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.

See Also: mysticism, religious mysticism


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