a form of religious mysticism taught by Molinos, a Spanish priest, in the latter part of the 17th century, requiring extinction of the will, withdrawal from worldly interests, and passive meditation on God and divine things; Molinism.
some similar form of religious mysticism.
mental or bodily repose or passivity.
- qui·et·ist, noun, adjective
- qui·et·is·tic, adjective
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How to use quietism in a sentence
Phelipeaux has given us, in his narrative of quietism, the portrait of the friend of Madame Guyon.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) | Isaac D'Israeli
He was fully convicted of quietism and, on March 16, 1689, he was condemned to life-long prison.
This was, as we have seen, one of the dangerous tenets of quietism, and over this there was a prolonged and subtle disputation.
The indifference, which was the point most objected to in quietism, was greatly limited by Fnelon.
Molinos has been considered the leader and founder of the quietism of the seventeenth century.Books Fatal to Their Authors | P. H. Ditchfield
British Dictionary definitions for quietism
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
a state of passivity and calmness of mind towards external events
- quietist, noun, adjective
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