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- n. A mystic who follows quietism.
- n. Someone who is not socially or politically active.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a sect of mystics originated in the seventeenth century by Molinos, a Spanish priest living in Rome. See quietism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who believes in or practises quietism: applied especially [capitalized] to a body of mystics (followers of Molinos, a Spanish priest) in the latter part of the seventeenth century.
- n. One who seeks or enjoys quietness; one who advocates a policy of quietness or inactivity.
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- n. a religious mystic who follows quietism
There are in particular two political traditions, one of which might be called quietist, the other activist.
In addition, a large group of "quietist" clerics, who generally deride involvement in nitty-gritty politics as being anti-Islam, have steadfastly refused to endorse Ahmadinejad or adopt Khamenei's rhetoric about the election protests.
"quietist" position that moral action derives from a disinterested
In this revision of the ancient martryology, Khomeini catalyzed the evolution of quietist Shi'ism into radicalized, proactive advocates of political martyrdom.
The geographical position of Australia in the Far East led to the development of an interest in the Dao that reflected his own quietist and patient approach to life.
But Kapadia's muted sensibility – which he learned from one of his cinematic heroes, the quietist French director Robert Bresson – paid dividends.
A political quietist and skeptic who abhorred confrontation, he had feared a return to the war-trauma of 1914-1918.
The classical Shia position known as Samita or “quietist” does not promote a “jihad” or call for a totalitarian republic to prepare for the end of time and the return of the vanished imam.
In doing so he buried the “quietist” tradition of Shiite clerics, who had always kept their distance from politics, and replaced it with a radical hands-on interpretation that incensed many senior clergy.
Those were the first of many attacks from senior clergymen, who began to wake from years of “quietist” slumber.