pietism
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈpʌɪətɪz(ə)m/
Noun

pietism

  1. (Christianity, often capitalized) A movement in the Lutheran church in the 17th and 18th centuries, calling for a return to practical and devout Christianity.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 739:
      From its earliest days, Pietism was intimately bound up with education.
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