Palamism

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Etymology[edit]

Palamite +‎ -ism, a technical term in the field of Church history coined in the mid 20th century.

Noun[edit]

Palamism (uncountable)

  1. (Christianity) The beliefs and practices of the Palamites.
    1949 " The last years of the empire witnessed in Palamism a great revival of mystical personal religion." (English Historical Review 64, p. 505)
    1974 "The victory of Palamism in the fourteenth century was therefore the victory of a specifically Christian, God-centered humanism for which the Greek patristic tradition always stood." (John Meyendorff, Byzantine theology: historical trends and doctrinal themes, I. v., p. 78)