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Quiet in the Land, The
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Quiet in the Land, The, collective term for an extraordinary variety of religious groups and individual figures in Central Europe, especially at the transition from 18th-century Pietism to the revival movements of the 19th century. The term, which derives from Luther’s translation of Ps 35:20 (“. . . they conceive deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land”), has mystical connotations (German mysticism [III, 3.b]; Church song). All the quiet of the land shared a desire to intensify their part…

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Peters, Christian, “Quiet in the Land, The”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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