[ noun ] (religion) a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
"he lost his faith but not his morality"
Used in print(The Providence Journal...)
An unsuccessful playwright and actor , he has faith only in himself and in a talent he is not sure exists .(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
If the content of faith is to be presented today in a form that can be `` understanded of the people '' - and this , it must_not be forgotten , is one of the goals of the perennial theological task - there is no other choice but to abandon completely a mythological manner of representation .
The statement is often made that when Bultmann argues in this way , he `` overestimates the intellectual stumbling-block which myth is supposed to put in the way of accepting the Christian faith '' .(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
A hymn often to be heard in Catholic churches is `` Faith_of_our_Fathers '' , which glories in England 's ancient faith that endured persecution , and which proclaims :
Because they have kept the faith of their medieval fathers , English Catholics have always strongly resented the charge of being `` English '' .
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[ noun ] complete confidence in a person or plan etc
"he cherished the faith of a good woman" "the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"
Used in print(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
When I question them as_to what they mean by concepts like liberty and democracy , I find that they fall_into two categories : the simpler ones who have simply accepted the shibboleths of their faith without analysis ; and the intelligent , cynical ones who scornfully reply that these things do n't count any_more in the world of to-day .(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)
I 've lost faith , Styka .
[ noun ] (religion) institution to express belief in a divine power
"he was raised in the Baptist religion" "a member of his own faith contradicted him"
Used in print(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
They hope , of_course , to reclaim the non-Catholic population to the Catholic faith , and at every Sunday Benediction they recite by_heart the `` Prayer_for_England '' :
`` Faith of our Fathers : Mary 's prayers / Shall win our country back to thee '' .(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
On_the_other_hand , Christian faith knows that death is more than the natural termination of temporal existence .(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
The religious symbolism , and especially the closely related rites and worship forms , constitute a powerful bond for the members of the particular faith .
[ noun ] loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person
"keep the faith" "they broke faith with their investors"
Used in print(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)
I must confess that I prefer the Liberal who is personally affected , who is willing to send his own children to a mixed school as proof of his faith .
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