quietism

Definitions:

  • A form of Christian mysticism enjoining passive contemplation and the beatific annihilation of the will.
  • A state of quietness and passivity.
  • That form of mysticism which consists in the entire abnegation of all active exercise of the will and a purely passive meditation on God and divine things as the highest spiritual exercise and the means of bringing the soul into immediate union with the Godhead. Conspicuous exponents of quietism were Molinos and Mme. Guyon, in the seventeenth century. See <internalXref urlencoded="Molinist">Molinist</internalXref>.
  • The state or quality of being quiet; quietness.
  • Peace or tranquillity of mind; calmness; indifference; apathy; dispassion; indisturbance; inaction.
  • The system of the Quietists, who maintained that religion consists in the withdrawal of the mind from worldly interests and anxieties and its constant employment in the passive contemplation of God and his attributes.
  • A form of <xref>mysticism</xref> involving <xref>quiet</xref> <xref>contemplation</xref>.
  • A state of <xref>passive</xref> <xref>quietness</xref>.
  • a form of religious mysticism requiring withdrawal from all human effort and passive contemplation of God
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