Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In psychology, an emotive state, characterized by the sense of communion with God and nature, which plays a prominent part in the psychological process of conversion. See the extracts.

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  • This primacy, in the faith-state, of vague expansive impulse over direction is well expressed in Walt Whitman's lines (Leaves of Grass, 1872, p. 190): --

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • Taking creeds and faith-state together, as forming "religions," and treating these as purely subjective phenomena, without regard to the question of their "truth," we are obliged, on account of their extraordinary influence upon action and endurance, to class them amongst the most important biological functions of mankind.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • So much for the human love aroused by the faith-state.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • The faith-state may hold a very minimum of intellectual content.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • What the more characteristically divine facts are, apart from the actual inflow of energy in the faith-state and the prayer-state, I know not.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • His faith-state was the sense come back that life was infinite in its moral significance.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • Like love or fear, the faith-state is a natural psychic complex, and carries charity with it by organic consequence.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • The characteristics of the affective experience which, to avoid ambiguity, should, I think, be called the state of assurance rather than the faith-state, can be easily enumerated, though it is probably difficult to realize their intensity, unless one has been through the experience one's self.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • Various dogmatic beliefs suddenly, on the advent of the faith-state, acquire a character of certainty, assume a new reality, become an object of faith.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • When, however, a positive intellectual content is associated with a faith-state, it gets invincibly stamped in upon belief, [343] and this explains the passionate loyalty of religious persons everywhere to the minutest details of their so widely differing creeds.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

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