Definition of fideism in English:
The doctrine that knowledge depends on faith or revelation.
- It has recently been argued in fact, that the reason Bayle distances himself in this way is that he is offering a reductio ad absurdum of Catholic fideism based on philosophical skepticism.
- Whilst scholars agree that sola scriptura was a key feature, perhaps even more central to any understanding of the period is familiarity with the doctrine of sola fideism or justification by faith alone.
- Aquino recognizes that Newman's preference for what he called real or presumptive knowledge over notional or abstract knowledge was vulnerable to the charges of relativism and fideism.
- Example sentences
- This omission is, I suspect, tied to Naugle's less than satisfactory presentation of Wittgenstein, whom he dismisses as a relativist and fideist.
- But this tendency, which the 19th century dubbed fideism, took various forms, and to understand Hobbes's theology we need to see the difference between him and the fideists.
- Through analyses of William James, Alvin Plantinga, Aquinas, Kant and Kierkegaard, Evans argues that responsible fideists employ reason to conclude that reason is limited.
- Example sentences
- Broadly speaking, there were three different fideistic ideas among orthodox theologians.
- Barr argues that scientific materialism is a kind of ‘mythology,’ which, as it is usually encountered, is ‘more fideistic than the faith of the ordinary religious believer.’
- The latter is mystical, fideistic, evangelical, and Roman, into pilgrimage, procession, chant, and punctilious (often Latin) liturgy.
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