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fideism

[ fee-dey-iz-uhm, fahy-dee- ]
/ ˈfi deɪˌɪz əm, ˈfaɪ di- /
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noun
exclusive reliance in religious matters upon faith, with consequent rejection of appeals to science or philosophy.
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Origin of fideism

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

OTHER WORDS FROM fideism

fi·de·ist, nounfi·de·is·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fideism

fideism
/ (ˈfiːdeɪˌɪzəm) /

noun
the theological doctrine that religious truth is a matter of faith and cannot be established by reasonCompare natural theology

Derived forms of fideism

fideist, nounfideistic, adjective

Word Origin for fideism

C19: from Latin fidēs faith
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