Book: Molinos the Quietist
Author: John Bigelow

Molinos the Quietist By John Bigelow

Format: Free Scanned PDF
Pages (PDF): 140
Publication Date: 1882

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This book is about Miguel de Molinos, a Spanish mystic, and chief representative of the religious revival known as Quietism. Quietism is the name given to a set of Christian beliefs that rose in popularity in through France, Italy, and Spain during the late 1670s and 1680s, and which were condemned as heresy by Pope Innocent XI in the papal bull Coelestis Pastor of 1687. The "Quietist" heresy was seen to consist of wrongly elevating 'contemplation' over 'meditation', intellectual stillness over vocal prayer, and interior passivity over pious action in an account of mystical prayer, spiritual growth and union with God.

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