Quietism



[kwahy-i-tiz-uh m] /ˈkwaɪ ɪˌtɪz əm/

noun
1.
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.
2.
some similar form of religious mysticism.
3.
mental or bodily repose or passivity.
/ˈkwaɪəˌtɪzəm/
noun
1.
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
2.
a state of passivity and calmness of mind towards external events
n.

1680s, from Italian quietismo, literally “passiveness,” from quieto “calm, at rest,” from Latin quietus (see quiet (adj.)). Originally in reference to the mysticism of Miguel Molinos (1640-1697), Spanish priest in Rome, whose “Guida spirituale” was published 1675 and condemned by the Inquisition in 1685. Related: Quietist.

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