Fideism

Discipline: Philosophy

The idea that religious faith stands apart from orthodox reason and can never be reconciled with it.

Such religious thinkers as St Augustine (354-430) have argued that reason itself plays a subsidiary role to faith; while others (including Danish philosopher Soren Aaby Kierkegaard (1813-1855)) have maintained that acceptance of various aspects of religious belief requires actual denial of certain rational truths.

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