[ fee-dey-iz-uh m, fahy-dee- ]
/ ˈfi deɪˌɪz əm, ˈfaɪ di- /
exclusive reliance in religious matters upon faith, with consequent rejection of appeals to science or philosophy.
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Origin of fideism
OTHER WORDS FROM fideismfi·de·ist, nounfi·de·is·tic, adjective
Words nearby fideism
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British Dictionary definitions for fideism
/ (ˈfiːdeɪˌɪzəm) /
the theological doctrine that religious truth is a matter of faith and cannot be established by reasonCompare natural theology
Derived forms of fideismfideist, nounfideistic, adjective
Word Origin for fideism
C19: from Latin fidēs faith
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