Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun

A system of passive religious contempiation as a means of holiness; mystic meditation.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "quietism":

  1. And of all great religions it is the least political, for the practice of asceticism and quietism, of monastic seclusion from the working world, is necessarily adverse to any active connection with mundane affairs. - "Studies in Literature and History", Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall.
  2. In spite of her subsequent relapse into quietism Madame Guyon accurately described true quiet when she said, " Our activity should consist in endeavouring to acquire and maintain such a state as may be most susceptible of divine impressions, most flexible to all the operations of the Eternal Word." - "The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day", Evelyn Underhill.
  3. Quietism was not that. - "Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern", Edgar Saltus.