quietism

Definitions


[ˈkwʌɪɪtɪz(ə)m], (Noun)

Definitions:
- (in the Christian faith) devotional contemplation and abandonment of the will as a form of religious mysticism.

- calm acceptance of things as they are without attempts to resist or change them
(e.g: political quietism)


Phrases:

Origin:
late 17th century (denoting the religious mysticism based on the teachings of the Spanish priest Miguel de Molinos (c1640–97)): from Italian quietismo, based on Latin quies, quiet- ‘quiet’




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