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Abstract: Fideism (literally “faith-ism,” from the Latin fides) is the view that one can legitimately hold propositions on faith without having sufficient epistemic evidence for them, without feeling rationa…

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Andrew Chignell, “Fideism”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 24 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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