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  • n  a form of religious mysticism requiring withdrawal from all human effort and passive contemplation of God

  • Indeed, the tradition most opposed to Khomeini's vision of clerical political leadership is now referred to as "quietism.
  • Virtually no "major" American art of the '50s didthe mood was one of apolitical quietism, and it was assumed that art had no chance of reforming the world.
  • Like the religion itself, though, Islamic hip-hop embraces a wide range of views, from quietism to calls for armed jihad.

  • John Updike in PBS
    ...God's will runs counter to progressive politics, Updike concluded, "I think there is a quietism, at least in the Lutheran faith, that you can see in Luther's own life. Yes, I think to a certain degree it mitigates against trying to change...

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