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  Quietism
Quietism is thus generally speaking a sort of false or exaggerated mysticism (q.v.), which under the guise of the loftiest spirituality contains erroneous notions which, if consistently followed, would prove fatal to morality.
Quietism finally, in the strictest acceptation of the term, is the doctrine put forth and defended in the seventeenth century by Molinos (q.v.) and Petrucci.
Medieval Quietism is further represented in the vagaries of Hesychasm (q.v.), according to which the supreme aim of life on earth is the contemplation of the uncreated light whereby man is intimately united with God.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/q/quietism.html   (2569 words)

  
 Quietism - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Quietism was essentially a reaction against the bureaucratic ecclesiasticism always latent within the church of Rome, though it had come more especially to the front during the struggles of the counterReformation carried through by the Jesuits.
Quietism is an outgrowth from the mysticism of the great 26th-century Spaniards, St Teresa and St John of the Cross, though it would be unfair to hold them responsible for all the utterances of their disciples.
The Spanish monk, Juan Falconi, who is generally reckoned as the father of Quietism, died in the odour of sanctity in 1632; some thirty years later his fellow-countryman, Molinos, transported his doctrines to Rome, where they gained unbounded popularity with bishops and cardinals, and even with pope Innocent XI.
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 quietism - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
QUIETISM [quietism] a heretical form of religious mysticism founded by Miguel de Molinos, a 17th-century Spanish priest.
Molinism, or quietism, developed within the Roman Catholic Church in Spain and spread especially to France, where its most influential exponent was Madame Guyon.
The essence of quietism is that perfection lies in the complete passivity of the soul before God and the absorption of the individual in the divine love to the point of annihilation not only of will but of all effort or desire for effort.
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 Quietism - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Quietism is a Christian philosophy that swept through France, Italy and Spain during the 17th century, but it had much earlier origins.
Quietism further developed in the mysticism of the great 16th century Spaniards, Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross.
Quietism states that man's highest perfection consists of a psychical self-annihilation and a subsequent absorption of the soul into the Divine Essence, even during the present life.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php?title=Quietism&redirect=no   (678 words)

  
 Quietism
Quietism found favor in France through the writings and teachings of Francis Malaval of Marseilles and of the Barnabite Pere Lacombe.
The individual whose name is most closely identified with Quietism in France is, however, Madame Jeanne de la Mothe Guyon, a young widow who on the death of her husband gave herself up to the practice of prayer and to the study of the principles of the spiritual life.
Admitting as she did the fundamental doctrine of the system of Molinos, namely, that perfection consists in a state of self-abnegation in which the soul is wrapped up completely in pure love of God, she rejected most of the absurd and immoral conclusions that seemed to follow from it.
www.worldspirituality.org /quietism.html   (1358 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for quietism
quietism QUIETISM [quietism] a heretical form of religious mysticism founded by Miguel de Molinos, a 17th-century Spanish priest.
In 1636 she fled from home to avoid a marriage urged by her father, spent a short time in a convent, and was in charge (1653-62) of an orphanage.
He was the founder of quietism, which he adhered to in its most extreme form.
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 Quietism
Despite the opposition quietism spread to France, where it found an outstanding proponent in Madame Guyon, a woman from an influential family.
Forced to abandon her desire to follow a religious vocation and instead to marry, she was constantly seeking a deeper spiritual life.
In 1687 Pope Innocent XI condemned quietism, and Guyon along with many of her followers suffered imprisonment and persecution.
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 Flos Carmeli: Quietism
The genesis of quietism seems to be very easily explained because it is a paradox any Christian of good faith will butt up against in the course of living out a vocation.
Is the barrier such that one should return to discursive meditation or vocal prayer, or is it one that requires persistence in the realm of mental prayer.
Quietism is one danger of an extreme interpretation of the doctrine of grace.
floscarmeli.stblogs.org /archives/2006/05/quietism.html   (370 words)

  
 QUIETISM (This Rock: February 1994)
The name "Quietism" is derived from the Latin quietus, which means passivity, and it is accurate in describing the state of mind and soul which Quietists sought in order to achieve spiritual perfection.
Quietism is a caricature of genuine mysticism as taught by Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross.
Quietism bears similarity to certain elements of Eastern mysticism and the New Age movement, and it is mirrored in one of the chief principles of Protestantism.
www.catholic.com /thisrock/1994/9402hotm.asp   (680 words)

  
 The Invisible Basilica: Molinos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Spanish priest and mystic, the chief exponent of Quietism.
Quietism is a form of religious mysticism, influenced by Neoplatonism, which requires extinction (quieting) of the personal will, and passive contemplation to allow infusion of the Divine Will.
His arrest was a result of a campaign against him by the Jesuits, who viewed the internalizing doctrines of Quietism as not only a threat to the established practices and temporal ambitions of the Church, but also as leading to antinomianism.
www.hermetic.com /sabazius/molinos.htm   (416 words)

  
 Quietism (Christian philosophy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quietism further developed into the mysticism of the great 16th century Spaniards, Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross.
Quietism states that man's highest perfection consists of a psychical self-annihilation and a subsequent absorption of the soul into the Divine, even during the present life.
Whatever its theological implications, it is undeniable that the personal autonomy implied by Quietism had an undermining effect on church unity, submission and discipline.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Quietism_(Christian_philosophy)   (582 words)

  
 PHA, Quietism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Quietism is the term I have attributed to a new approach to life, which began to appear at the height of both Academic Classicism and Romanticism (i.e.
Quietism emerged from the challenging experience of industrial society.
Quietism is a form of spirituality involving a passive attitude towards life, an abandonment of the personal will, and mystical contemplation.
www.ariadne.org /studio/michelli/stcquiet.html   (755 words)

  
 Quakerism in the 18th Century - QuakerInfo.com
Quietism, which is not unique to Quakerism but which had widespread influence among both Catholics and Protestants at the time, emphasized the quieting of creaturely activities so that in the "silence of all flesh" God could be heard.
Quietism had a significant impact on the worship life of Friends.
In the Quietist period, there was a strong emphasis on avoiding any preparation for vocal ministry as leading to ministry in "the will of the creature." Quietism increasingly upheld the value of the silence in Friends' meetings for worship.
www.quakerinfo.com /quak_18.shtml   (1605 words)

  
 Perfecting Ourselves: Coordinating Body, Mind and Spirit by Aaron Hoopes, ISBN: 1880336685   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In particular, he focuses on "Quietism" an approach that includes exercises for calming the mind and gaining clarity of thought.
The Ordinary mind is the world of the Ego and unconsciousness and the one we function from most of the time We are a mass of moving moods with the Ego controlling these..
"Quietism is the state of pure calmness unfazed by the rapid pace of the world around and within us..." The author advocates developing this beautiful state of mind through the practice of focusing, or just watching and noticing, a natural scene, such as the sky, trees, the sea, mountains or fire.
www.campusi.com /isbn_1880336685.htm   (1627 words)

  
 QUIETISM - Online Information article about QUIETISM
Quietism was essentially a reaction against the bureaucratic ecclesiasticism always latent within the See also:
Quietism is an outgrowth from the See also:
les etats d'oraison, which was intended to distinguish once for all what was true in Quietism from what was false.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /PYR_RAY/QUIETISM.html   (2080 words)

  
 SouthernUtah.com - Khomeinism vs Quietism and the Battle for Najaf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Quietism holds that a cleric’s proper calling is not to rule, but to advise, teach and guide adherents according to God’s law as found in the Koran and the holy writings.
The Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani is today’s leader of the Najaf Hawza, and is thereby the mouthpiece of Shiite quietism.
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www.southernutah.com /Articles/World_Affairs/Document.2004-08-23.5038   (806 words)

  
 Journey to the Center of the Soul: Mysticism Made Simple
To believe that it does is a twisted distortion of real mysticism, a lazy pseudomysticism called "quietism." Quietism is not an organized philosophy or faith, but simply a common misunderstanding of mysticism.
Quietism, the evil twin of mysticism, has been around since the Middle Ages.
To be fair, many quietists were actually seeking mysticism, but became lost and locked at the mystical stage of stillness, and mistook that for a goal, an end, rather than a means to an end.
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 The god IN EVERY MAN
Quietism, as defined by Encarta, equates the mysticism of Quakerism with Sufism:
In this state it ceases to reason or to reflect either upon itself or upon God, ceases to exercise any of its faculties, its sole function being passively to accept the fellowship that God is ever ready to bestow.
A radical form of mysticism, quietism is based on the belief that perfection lies in the utter passivity of the soul before God, allowing it to be absorbed by the divine spirit.
www.seekgod.ca /mystics.htm   (2729 words)

  
 Contemplative Prayer
The trouble with quietism is that it cheats itself in its rationalization and manipulation of reality.
Absolute quietism is not exactly an ever-present danger in the world of our time.
The logic of quietism is purely human logic in which two and two seem to make four.
www.escapefromwatchtower.com /comptemplativevsquietism.html   (2058 words)

  
 Quietism - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Fénelon, François de Salignac de la Mothe: support of quietism
Molinos, Miguel de (1628-96), Spanish Roman Catholic priest and mystic, who founded quietism.
A radical form of mysticism, quietism is based on the...
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 Quietism
Quietism is especially used for the doctrine of Miguel Molinos (1640-96), who taught the direct relationship between the soul and God.
Outward acts of mortification were held to be superfluous, and when a person has attained the mystic state by mental prayer, even if he transgresses in the accepted sense, he does not sin, since his will has been extinguished.
Sun Rises in the Evening: Monism and Quietism in Western Culture.
www.occultopedia.com /q/quietism.htm   (544 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Quietism: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Quietism, Dynamic Passivity and the Void by Trevor Boiling (Paperback - Sep 1, 2005)
Heidegger: Decisionism and Quietism (Contemporary Studies in Philosophy and the Human Sciences) by Mark Basil Tanzer (Hardcover - Dec 2002)
The influence of quietism on the Society of Friends: A lecture delivered at Bryn Mawr College, on April 30th, 1900 by J. Rendel Harris (Unknown Binding - 1900)
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 Pastwords: Lady Guyon jailed for Quietism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
She began to correspond with Fenelon, who was attracted by a teaching which solved some of his own problems as a spiritual director.
Mme Guyon asked to be cleared of the accusations against her and in 1695 a conference convened at Issy, where Fenelon undertook her defense.
Mme Guyon was arrested; the controversy between Bossuet and Fenelon continued in a pamplet war; Quietism received papal condemnation in 1699; but it was not until 1703 that her imprisonment ended.
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 Main Trends of Taoism - Tao-chia, Tao-chiao   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
At a first glance, the philosophy of these forerunners might be characterized by a distant attitude towards the Age, by the accent on serenity - quietism - on the withdrawal from the outside world, on total seclusion.
The Taoist quietism is, rather, an attitude imposed by the social circumstances, by the Movement of Heaven, and remains for each to appreciate when it is the time to "withdraw" or to "advance".
The modern specialists and the commentators of the Taoist philosophy have ignored this aspect, and built a socio-historical and philosophical image of the primitive Taoism based on the idea of ascetics, which is not, in fact, an error.
www.taopage.org /main_trends.html   (824 words)

  
 quietism — FactMonster.com
Molinism, or quietism, developed within the Roman Catholic Church in Spain and spread especially to France, where its most influential exponent was Madame
She preached her doctrines to members of the French aristocracy, winning a convert and friend in Madame de Maintenon, Louis XIV's wife, and an ally in Archbishop
Antoinette Bourignon - Bourignon, Antoinette, 1616–80, Flemish Christian mystic, adherent of quietism.
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 Thelemapedia: The Encyclopedia of Thelema & Magick | Molinos
Founder of Quietism, born at Muniesa, Spain, 21 December, 1640 e.v.
He eventually became confessor of a group of nuns at Sant Alfonso.
It was during this period when he published his Spiritual Guide, the main document of Quietism.
www.thelemapedia.org /index.php/Molinos   (250 words)

  
 The Trouble with Quietism in Judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
love of the world as it is. Quietism has its appeal.
Even before then, however, Noah’s Quietism, his passivity, is disturbing.
This is not Quietism -- it’s activism, in the secular and theological senses of the term.
www.metatronics.net /lit/quietism.html   (1595 words)

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