What does the word quietism mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Evelyn Underhill
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