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ˈpaɪ ɪˌtɪz əmpietism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pietismnoun

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

  2. religiosity, religionism, religiousism, pietismnoun

    exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal


  1. pietismnoun

    A movement in the Lutheran church in the 17th and 18th centuries, calling for a return to practical and devout Christianity.


  1. pietism

    Pietism is a movement within Christianity, primarily associated with Lutheranism, that emphasizes personal faith, spiritual transformation, heartfelt devotion, humility, Bible study, and the personal experience of God. It emerged in the 17th century as a reaction to formalism and intellectual doctrine, focusing instead on individual piety and practical Christianity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pietismnoun

    the principle or practice of the Pietists

  2. Pietismnoun

    strict devotion; also, affectation of devotion

  3. Etymology: [Cf. G. pietismus, F. pitisme.]


  1. Pietism

    Pietism was a movement within Lutheranism that lasted from the late 17th century to the mid-18th century, and later. It influenced Protestantism and Anabaptism generally, inspiring Anglican priest John Wesley to begin the Methodist movement and Alexander Mack to begin the Brethren movement. The Pietist movement combined the Lutheranism of the time with the Reformed emphasis on individual piety and living a vigorous Christian life. Though pietism shares an emphasis on personal behavior with the Puritan movement, and the two are often confused, there are important differences, particularly in the concept of the role of religion in government.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pietism in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pietism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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