semiquietism

noun
semi·​quietism | \ "+ \

Definition of semiquietism

: a moderate form of quietism practiced in France toward the end of the 17th century having none of the antinomianism of pure quietism but placing the essence of the spiritual life in complete surrender to love of God without thought of reward or punishment

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History and Etymology for semiquietism

semi- + quietism

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“Semiquietism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semiquietism. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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