pietism

  • 1 Pietism — was a movement within Lutheranism, lasting from the late 17th century to the mid 18th century and later. It proved to be very influential throughout Protestantism and Anabaptism, inspiring not only Anglican priest John Wesley to begin the… …

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  • 2 Pietism — • Seventeenth century Protestant reform movement Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Pietism     Pietism     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 Pietism —    Pietism began as a movement within German Lutheranism in the 17th century that emphasized a personal faith in God and Christ. Pietists opposed what they saw as a sterile Lutheran Church, content with mere verbal confessions of belief in… …

    Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • 4 pietism — PIETÍSM s.n. Doctrină ascetică a unei secte protestante, care promovează respectarea cu rigurozitate a practicilor religioase, pietatea şi misticismul extrem; p. ext. atitudine, comportare a adepţilor acestei doctrine. [pr.: pi e ] – Din fr.… …

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  • 5 Pietism — Pi e*tism (p[imac] [ e]*t[i^]z m), n. [Cf. G. pietismus, F. pi[ e]tisme.] 1. The principle or practice of the Pietists. [1913 Webster] 2. Strict devotion; also, affectation of devotion. [1913 Webster] The Sch[ o]ne Seele, that ideal of gentle… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Pietism — (n.) 1690s, from Ger. Pietismus, originally applied in derision to the movement to revive personal piety in the Lutheran Church, begun in Frankfurt c.1670 by Philipp Jakob Spener (1635 1705). See PIETY (Cf. piety) + ISM (Cf. ism) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 pietism — [pī′ə tiz΄əm] n. [Ger pietismus: see PIETIST] 1. [P ] the beliefs and practices of the Pietists 2. an exaggerated pious feeling or attitude pietistic [pī΄ətis′tik] adj. pietistical pietistically adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Pietism — Pietist, n. pietistic, pietistical, adj. pietistically, adv. /puy i tiz euhm/, n. 1. a movement, originating in the Lutheran Church in Germany in the 17th century, that stressed personal piety over religious formality and orthodoxy. 2. the… …

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  • 9 Pietism — a 17th century movement for the revival of piety in the Lutheran Church. → pietism …

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  • 10 pietism — [ pʌɪətɪz(ə)m] noun pious sentiment, especially of an exaggerated or affected nature. ↘(usu. Pietism) a 17th century movement for the revival of piety in the Lutheran Church. Derivatives pietist noun pietistic adjective pietistical adjective… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 11 pietism — n. 1 a pious sentiment. b an exaggerated or affected piety. 2 (esp. as Pietism) hist. a movement for the revival of piety in the Lutheran Church in the 17th c. Derivatives: pietist n. pietistic adj. pietistical adj. Etymology: G Pietismus (as… …

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  • 12 Pietism — n. 1 a pious sentiment. b an exaggerated or affected piety. 2 (esp. as Pietism) hist. a movement for the revival of piety in the Lutheran Church in the 17th c. Derivatives: pietist n. pietistic adj. pietistical adj. Etymology: G Pietismus (as… …

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  • 13 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 …

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  • 14 pietism — noun A movement in the Lutheran church in the 17th and 18th centuries, calling for a return to practical and devout Christianity …

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  • 15 pietism — A devotional movement in the Lutheran church; also any attitude to religion stressing piety and faith rather than evidence and reason. See also fideism …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 16 Pietism —    Movement in especially German (Lutheran) Protes tantism that emphasized sentiment and a pious lifestyle. In the Re public, its leaders were Jean de Labadie and Willem Schortinghuis (1700–1750). In the 19th century, the Swiss inspired Reveil… …

    Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • 17 pietism — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A state of often extreme religious ardour: devotion, devoutness, piety, piousness, religionism, religiosity, religiousness. See RELIGION …

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  • 18 PIETISM —    any religious movement which promotes PIETY. It is usually applied to a religious movement which originated as a reaction to the ENLIGHTENMENT in eighteenth century Germany which profoundly influenced the English speaking world through… …

    Concise dictionary of Religion

  • 19 pietism — unquestioning or dogmatic religious devotion Ecclesiastical Terms …

    Phrontistery dictionary

  • 20 Pietism — pi·e·tism || paɪətɪzm n. religious movement which began in the Lutheran Church in Germany during the 17th century (stressed individual piety over orthodoxy); religious principles and practices of the Pietists …

    English contemporary dictionary