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  • fideism —    From the Latin fides, fideism is the position that religious belief is grounded in faith rather than reason or evidence. Fideists disavow any attempt to provide rational grounds for religious belief and may even heighten paradox to attack… …   Christian Philosophy

  • Fideism — is the view that religious belief relies primarily on faith or special revelation, rather than rational inference or observation (see natural theology). The word fideism comes from fides , the Latin word for faith, and literally means faith ism.… …   Wikipedia

  • Evidentialism — is a theory of justification according to which whether a belief is justified depends solely on what a person s evidence is. Technically, though belief is typically the primary object of concern, evidentialism can be applied to doxastic attitudes …   Wikipedia

  • fideism — fideist, n. fideistic, adj. /fee day iz euhm, fuy dee /, n. exclusive reliance in religious matters upon faith, with consequent rejection of appeals to science or philosophy. [1880 85; < L fide s. of fides FAITH + ISM; prob. first coined in F… …   Universalium

  • Fideism — • A philosophical term meaning a system of philosophy or an attitude of mind, which, denying the power of unaided human reason to reach certitude, affirms that the fundamental act of human knowledge consists in an act of faith, and the supreme… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Creation science — or scientific creationism is a movement within creationism which attempts to use scientific means to disprove the accepted scientific theories on the history of the Earth, cosmology and biological evolution and prove the Genesis account of… …   Wikipedia

  • Faith and rationality — are two modes of belief that exist in varying degrees of conflict or compatibility. Faith is belief in inspiration, revelation, or authority. Rationality is belief based on reason or evidence.Broadly speaking, there are three categories of views… …   Wikipedia

  • Orange Catholic Bible — The Orange Catholic Bible (abbreviated to O. C. Bible or OCB) is a fictional book from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. Created in the wake of the crusade against thinking machines known as the Butlerian Jihad, the Orange Catholic… …   Wikipedia

  • Agnostic theism — is the philosophical view that encompasses both theism and agnosticism. Per theism, an agnostic theist believes that the proposition at least one deity exists is true, but, per agnosticism, believes that the existence of gods are unknown or… …   Wikipedia

  • agnosticism — /ag nos teuh siz euhm/, n. 1. the doctrine or belief of an agnostic. 2. an intellectual doctrine or attitude affirming the uncertainty of all claims to ultimate knowledge. [1870 75; AGNOSTIC + ISM] * * * Doctrine that one cannot know the… …   Universalium

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