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qui·et·ism

 (kwī′ĭ-tĭz′əm)
n.
1. A form of Christian mysticism enjoining passive contemplation and the beatific annihilation of the will.
2. A state of quietness and passivity.

qui′et·ist n.
qui′et·is′tic adj.

quietism

(ˈkwaɪəˌtɪzəm)
n
1. (Christian Churches, other) a form of religious mysticism originating in Spain in the late 17th century, requiring withdrawal of the spirit from all human effort and complete passivity to God's will
2. a state of passivity and calmness of mind towards external events
ˈquietist n, adj

qui•et•ism

(ˈkwaɪ ɪˌtɪz əm)

n.
a form of Christian mysticism first promulgated in the late 17th century, requiring extinction of the will and worldly interests, and passive meditation on the divine.

quietism

a 17th-century Christian mystical theory, originated in Spain by Molinos and promulgated in France by Fénelon, involving passive contem-plation and surrender of the will to God and indifference to the demands of the self or the outside world, declared heretical through efforts of the Inquisition. — quietist, n., adj.
See also: Heresy
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Noun1.quietism - a form of religious mysticism requiring withdrawal from all human effort and passive contemplation of God
mysticism, religious mysticism - a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality
Translations

quietism

[ˈkwaɪɪtɪzəm] Nquietismo m

quietism

nQuietismus m
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And this system of female non-education or quietism still prevails.
It is for this reason that a quietism is to be found in Chinese poetry ill appealing to the unrest of our day, and as dissimilar to our ideals of existence as the life of the planets is to that of the dark bodies whirling aimlessly through space.
After this, Ludwig, the one genuine hero among Mr Swinburne's heroes, was killed, sword in hand, in the capture of the city; and the third, Heinrich, who, though not a traitor, had always been tame and even timid compared with his active brothers, retired into something like a hermitage, became converted to a Christian quietism which was almost Quakerish, and never mixed with men except to give nearly all he had to the poor.
With your quietism, one could live happily for a hundred years at least.
Certainly that isn't much like quietism," murmured Alexandra, half to herself.
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This theology of quietism functions as a theodicy to justify the goodness of the sovereign and law enforcement, given the presence of moral and institutional evil in the world.
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Our emphasis on the separation of church and state, so helpful for the health of both religion and government, can, if we are not careful, wiggle into a quack quietism that sees no role for religious influence on the broader public life.