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fideism

[fee-dey-iz-uh m, fahy-dee-] /ˈfi deɪˌɪz əm, ˈfaɪ di-/
noun
1.
exclusive reliance in religious matters upon faith, with consequent rejection of appeals to science or philosophy.
Origin of fideism
1880-1885
1880-85; < Latin fide- stem of fidēs faith + -ism; probably first coined in French (fidéisme)
Related forms
fideist, noun
fideistic, adjective
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  • The recent struggle against Kantian and fideist Modernism is a struggle for life.

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British Dictionary definitions for fideist

fideism

/ˈfiːdeɪˌɪzəm/
noun
1.
the theological doctrine that religious truth is a matter of faith and cannot be established by reason Compare natural theology
Derived Forms
fideist, noun
fideistic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Latin fidēs faith
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Word Origin and History for fideist

fideism

n.

1885, from Latin fides "faith" (see faith) + -ism.

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