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- adj. Of or relating to quietism, a philosophy of passivity and non-involvement.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Quietists, or to Quietism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to quietists or quietism.
Historically, it has ranged from virulently reactionary to quietistic.
Like most poetry of all kinds arising out of our cultural and historical moment, avant-garde poetry is a product of the Academy, is read by almost no one but once and future members of the Academy, and is generally “quietistic” in the extreme.
The passive, quietistic church that tries to be independent of the political controversies of the day.
One suspects Professor Blackburn would deplore any such retreat into quietistic bliss, and would instead admonish us with the title of another of his books: Think.
The strictly quietistic inward-looking church fails to affirm
The Alastor volume of poetry, published in early 1816, issued from this conflicted period of Shelley's life, and many readers have judged its politics as a quietistic contrast to the outspoken radicalism of Queen Mab.
Its tone is quietistic, as might readily be conjectured, but it is the calm of serene reflection, not of indifference.
It is indeed only in short passages that Vaughan achieves adequate imaginative vision and utterance, but the spirit of these passages is diffused through his religious verse, more quietistic, less practical, in spirit than Herbert's.
And it must be admitted that some of the sentences in his sermons and treatises were Beghardic, quietistic, or pantheistic.
It is also misused to express a quietistic condition of the soul, which excludes not only all personal effort, but even desires, and disposes one to accept evil with the fatalistic motive that it cannot be helped.
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