Definition of Pietism

1. Noun. 17th and 18th-century German movement in the Lutheran Church stressing personal piety and devotion.

Generic synonyms: Religious Movement
Geographical relationships: Deutschland, Federal Republic Of Germany, Frg, Germany
Derivative terms: Pietistic, Pietistical



2. Noun. Exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal.

Definition of Pietism

1. n. The principle or practice of the Pietists.

Definition of Pietism

1. Noun. (Christianity often capitalized) A movement in the Lutheran church in the 17th and 18th centuries, calling for a return to practical and devout Christianity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pietism

1. piety [n -S] - See also: piety

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pietism

pierrots
piers
pierst
piert
pies
piesesthesia
pieshop
pieshops
piesimeter
piesis
piet
piet-my-vrou
pieta
pietas
pieties
pietism (current term)
pietisms
pietist
pietistic
pietistical
pietistically
pietists
pietra dura
pietra serena
piets
piety
pietàs
piewipe
piewipes
piewoman

Literary usage of Pietism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Outlines of Church Historyby Hans von Schubert, Alice Gardner by Hans von Schubert, Alice Gardner (1907)
""Supplementary chapter on religious thought and life in England during the nineteenth century": p. 348-376."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"pietism also inaugurated systematic missions among the Jews. ... On the other hand, an important center for these efforts was created by pietism at Halle, ..."

3. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"Here, then, constitutionalism and pietism, introduced by Spener during his stay at Stuttgart ... The chief representatives of this pietism are Beata Sturm, ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"Here, then, constitutionalism and pietism, introduced by Spener during his stay at Stuttgart ... The chief representatives of this pietism are Beata Sturm, ..."

5. A Critical History of Free Thought in Reference to the Christian Religion by Adam Storey Farrar (1863)
"The university of Halle became the home of pietism ; and the orphan- house ... A philosophical view of pietism, as a necessary stage in the development of ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Meanwhile, despite opposition, the influence of pietism had spread, and its prestige, with the support of King Frederick I and Frederick William I, ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"After the foundation of the University of Halle the campaign against pietism was pursued with increased vigour by the orthodox Lutherans, notably Samuel ..."

8. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Meanwhile, despite opposition, the influence of pietism had spread, and its prestige, with the support of King Frederick I and Frederick William I, ..."

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