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date: 25 February 2021

Pietism. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

A late-17th- and 18th-cent. movement within (primarily German) Protestantism which sought to supplement the emphasis on institutions and dogma in orthodox Protestant circles by concentrating on the ‘practice of piety’, rooted in inner experience and expressing itself in a life of religious commitment. The way for it was prepared by the writings of ... ...

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