pietism

noun
pi·e·tism | \ˈpī-ə-ˌti-zəm \

Definition of pietism 

1 capitalized : a 17th century religious movement originating in Germany in reaction to formalism and intellectualism and stressing Bible study and personal religious experience

2a : emphasis on devotional experience and practices

b : affectation of devotion

Other Words from pietism

pietist \ˈpī-ə-tist \ adjective or noun often capitalized

First Known Use of pietism

1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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