fideist

fideism

[fee-dey-iz-uhm, fahy-dee-]
noun
exclusive reliance in religious matters upon faith, with consequent rejection of appeals to science or philosophy.

Origin:
1880–85; < Latin fide- stem of fidēs faith + -ism; probably first coined in French (fidéisme)

fideist, noun
fideistic, adjective
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fideism (ˈfiːdeɪˌɪzəm)
 
n
Compare natural theology the theological doctrine that religious truth is a matter of faith and cannot be established by reason
 
[C19: from Latin fidēs faith]
 
'fideist
 
n
 
fide'istic
 
adj

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fideism
1885, from L. fides faith (see faith) + -ism.
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