Definition Of pietism

noun

pious sentiment, especially of an exaggerated or affected nature.

As in many things, we must walk that line between legalism or pietism on the one hand and licentiousness on the other.

Example Of pietism

  • "I would rather live on the verge of falling and let my security be in the all-sufficiency of the grace of God than to live in some kind of pietistical illusion of moral excellence."

  • As in many things, we must walk that line between legalism or pietism on the one hand and licentiousness on the other.

  • Both built pietism into their systems, believing that society must be converted before the state could be conquered.

  • But pietistical ideas were profoundly different from all intellectual ideas.

  • By 1865 politicians realized that bishops and priests largely avoided even informal electoral endorsements of any kind - they were far less active than pietistic Protestants, as the annals of temperance and anti-slavery demonstrate.


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