- the beliefs and practices of the Pietists
- an exaggerated pious feeling or attitude
Origin of pietismGerman pietismus: see Pietist
- Stress on the emotional and personal aspects of religion.
- Affected or exaggerated piety.
- Pietism A reform movement in the German Lutheran Church during the 1600s and 1700s, which strove to renew the devotional ideal in the Protestant religion.
Origin of pietismGerman Pietismus, from Latin piet&amacron;s, piety; see piety.
From piety +"Ž -ism.