pietism
noun Date: 1697 1. capitalized a 17th century religious movement originating in Germany in reaction to formalism and intellectualism and stressing Bible study and personal religious experience 2. a. emphasis on devotional experience and practices b. affectation of devotion • pietist adjective or noun, often capitalized

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