Faith

Depending on the religion, faith is belief in a god or gods or in the doctrines or teachings of the religion. Informal usage of faith can be quite broad, including trust or belief without proof, and "faith" is often used as a substitute for "hope", "trust" or "belief". Some critics of faith have argued that faith is opposed to reason. In contrast, some advocates of faith argue that the proper domain of faith concerns questions which cannot be settled by evidence. This is exemplified by attitudes about the future, which (by definition) has not yet occurred.

Read more about Faith:  Etymology, Epistemological Validity of Faith, Faith in World Religions, Support, Criticism

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Ralph Erskine (preacher) - Quotes
... "Faith, without trouble or fighting, is a suspicious faith for true faith is a fighting, wrestling faith." - Ralph Erskine, 1733 ...
Religious Belief - Approaches To The Beliefs of Others - Exclusivism
... as corruptions or counterfeits of the true faith ... by the founder or leaders, and consider it a matter of faith that the religion has a monopoly on truth ... specifically by its explicit rejection of earlier polytheistic faiths ...
Faith, Hope And Charity - Subsequent Meanings
... The three Gloster Gladiator fighters Faith, Hope and Charity defended Malta against the Italian Air Force during the early part of the siege of Malta in World War II ... Faith, Hope and Charity are also the name of some Christmas decorations used in Finland (especially near the town of Jakobstad) ... Edmund Spenser references Faith, Hope and Charity in Book I of his epic poem The Faerie Queene through the characters of Fidelia, Speranza and Charissa ...
Religious Belief - Approaches To The Beliefs of Others - Inclusivism
... with inclusivist beliefs recognize some truth in all faith systems, highlighting agreements and minimizing differences ... The Bahá'í Faith considers it doctrine that there is truth in all faith systems ...
Faith (disambiguation)
... Faith is the belief in the truths of religion belief in the authenticity of divine revelation ... Faith may also refer to trust (social sciences) in a person or entity Good faith, bona fides, the mental and moral state of honesty Bad faith, a legal concept in which a malicious motive on ...

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