pietist definition

  • noun:
    • A supporter of pietism.
    • certainly one of a course of spiritual reformers in Germany in the seventeenth century who desired to revive declining piety within the Protestant churches; -- frequently applied as a term of reproach to those who make a display of religious feeling. Also made use of adjectively.
    • among a course of religious reformers in Germany in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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