[fee-dey-iz-uh m, fahy-dee-]
- exclusive reliance in religious matters upon faith, with consequent rejection of appeals to science or philosophy.
Origin of fideism
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- the theological doctrine that religious truth is a matter of faith and cannot be established by reasonCompare natural theology
C19: from Latin fidēs faith
Word Origin and History for fideism
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