fi·de·ism (fēdā-ĭz-əm, fīdē-)
Reliance on faith alone rather than scientific reasoning or philosophy in questions of religion.
[Probably from French fidéïsme, from Latin fidēs, faith; see bheidh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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