fideism [fē′dā iz΄əm, fī′dēiz΄əm]
[ModL fideismus < L fides, FAITH + -ismus, -ISM]
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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  • fideism — 1885, from L. fides “faith” (see FAITH (Cf. faith)) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fideism — noun /ˈfʌɪdeɪzəm/ the doctrine that faith is the basis of all knowledge , 1993: We were warned at Cambridge, your grace, of the dangers of what is termed fideism. Anthony Burgess, A Dead Man in Deptford …   Wiktionary

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  • fideism — A view that is pessimistic about the role of reason in achieving knowledge of things divine, and that emphasizes instead the merit of acts of faith …   Philosophy dictionary

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