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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.


of, pertaining to, or characteristic of quietism
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Without reference to specific examples in Benjamin about what this "kind of agency" might entail, Britt nevertheless attempts to specify his argument at the end of the chapter by suggesting "the possibility of a post-secular kind of agency in Benjamin" that is also a "political agency [which] may seem contemplative or even quietistic, but [.
less bombastic and more than a touch of quietistic augustness.
Shariati criticized the conservative, quietistic tradition of Islam and offered a social revolutionary re-interpretation of Islamic history.
Hakuin cites Zen Master Ta-hui who thought that "meditation in the midst of activity is immeasurably superior to the quietistic approach" (Zen 33) and he points to a series of busy people engaged in the most "worldly" activities of the courts: "In their performance of the Way each of these excelled those who meditate under the trees [in calm].
Stilwell's conception of pluralism is in this sense not one of autarkic paradigms lying side-by-side in quietistic contemplation.
To solve the braided problems of ''a proconsular presidency or a quietistic Congress,'' Weiner advocates congressional term limits:
Japan went from isolationism to openness and Westernization to fanatical nationalist militarism to quietistic consumerism and democracy, all within a century, without ever ceasing to be highly conformist, shame-based, and ethnocentric.
42) The quietistic movement of the Messallians arose in Syria and soon spread in Asia Minor.
A couple of quick notes of caution: I have my doubts about the quietistic take on the early Heidegger's methodology, and I find McManus at times a little too quick to insist on the incoherence of certain concepts--that is, too quick to give up on the project of making sense of certain thoughts.
In fact, what I see is a reliance of the great ethical hero Bonhoeffer on the quietistic, depressive Augustinian monk Luther.
Demanding that people who already risk too much make themselves vulnerable as a precondition of deliberation makes its promises appear as naive and politically quietistic.