quietism

All Noun
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  • With your quietism, one could live happily for a hundred years at least. Cited from The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Quietism spread among Catholic through small groups into France.
  • There is no contradiction between this and the social quietism of other parts of the book. Cited from Rousseau, Volumes 1 and 2, by John Morley
  • He still insists upon the power of will and action and is an enemy of the religious vice of quietism. Cited from Modern French Philosophy, J. Alexander Gunn
  • But he believed they fell into heresy by supporting quietism, so he decided to form his own followers into a separate society.
  • These were the rival books in a controversy about what was called "Quietism." Cited from The Existence of God, by Francois de Salignac de La Mothe-Fenelon
  • And this system of female non-education or quietism still prevails. Cited from Flatland, by Edwin A. Abbott
  • The word was also associated with mysticism and quietism, and acquired a negative meaning.
  • Nevertheless it would be a great mistake to read into the poem anything like a recommendation of quietism. Cited from The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller,C. Thomas
  • He would later become a devotee and defended her brand of Quietism.
  • Not less remarkable, or less characteristic, was the revolt against the quietism of the classical school. Cited from Some Diversions of a Man of Letters, by Edmund William Gosse
  • Quietism was making head, and throughout France the name of Madame Guyon was becoming known. Cited from Little Journeys To the Homes of Famous Women, by Elbert Hubbard
  • Though his books show a tendency to Quietism, his character was one of fiery energy and unresting industry. Cited from Christian Mysticism, by William Ralph Inge
  • "Quietism" was the brand set upon her written works and the offense that was punished in her person. Cited from The Story of the Hymns and Tunes, Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
  • Molinos has been considered the leader and founder of the Quietism of the seventeenth century. Cited from Books Fatal to Their Authors, by P. H. Ditchfield
  • We associate a certain quietism and passivity with the thought of the Eastern peoples. Cited from Pagan & Christian Creeds, by Edward Carpenter
  • The doctrine of Quietism is believed to resemble the stance of these community members.
  • He resisted as a temptation the philosophic quietism which had been his strength and his pride. Cited from Our Friend the Charlatan, George Gissing
  • Some forms of Quietism have denied that a human being should desire anything whatsoever to such an extent that they denied that hope was a virtue.
  • In quietism; that is, when I fell asleep at sermon-time. Cited from English Satires, by Various
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Meaning of quietism

  • noun A form of religious mysticism requiring withdrawal from all human effort and passive contemplation of god