Meaning of Pietism
Pronunciation: (pī'i-tiz"um), [key]
- a movement, originating in the Lutheran Church in Germany in the 17th century, that stressed personal piety over religious formality and orthodoxy.
- the principles and practices of the Pietists.
- (l.c.) intensity of religious devotion or feeling.
- (l.c.) exaggeration or affectation of piety.
- Pietism (Thesaurus)