Fideism meaning

fēdā-ĭz-əm, fīdē-
Reliance on faith alone rather than scientific reasoning or philosophy in questions of religion.
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The view that everything that can be known with certainty about God or divine things is known only or primarily by faith and never by reason alone.
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The doctrine that faith is the basis of all knowledge.

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Origin of fideism

  • Probably from French fidéïsme from Latin fidēs faith bheidh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin fides.

    From Wiktionary