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  • n. Plural form of fideist.

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Examples

  • Whitehead reversed the common cartoon of medieval versus modern: the moderns were the fideists and the medievals the partisans of “unbridled rationalism” (p. 9).

    September 13th, 2009

  • Like fideists in Christianity, the mythicist standpoint seems to say "Simply doubt, and you will know the truth."

    Mythicism and Historicism as Theories (and an Altar Call to Take a Leap of Doubt)

  • Coyne and K eith Milller are fideists- they beleve no reason can be givenfor belief.

    Intelligent Design belittles God, - The Panda's Thumb

  • Coyne and K eith Milller are fideists- they beleve no reason can be given for belief.

    Intelligent Design belittles God, - The Panda's Thumb

  • UPDATE: When a rabid atheist and a bunch of rabid fideists thank you, Mr. Hitchens are in agreement and religion is a major part of the subject, you know that a certain decision needs to be reviewed.

    October 2005

  • There were also fideists who went to the opposite extreme, abandoning the speculative enterprise entirely and foregoing the benefits—the understanding—that can be achieved for faith only through a disciplined use of reason.

    The Angels and Us

  • Catholic fideists and a somewhat indifferent Protestant.

    DEISM

  • Skepticism deriving from classical sources, the works of Michel de Montaigne and Protestant and Catholic fideists, was developed philosophically and applied to historical and religious works by libertins such as Cyrano de Bergerac and érudits, including Gabriel Naudé, La Mothe le Vayer, and Giovanni Diodati — respectively two nominal

    DEISM

  • Deists have generally subscribed to most of the follow - ing propositions, and have ranged widely from Chris - tian rationalists or fideists to atheists:

    DEISM

  • The author's general position was that the categories in terms of which both fideists like Jacobi and their rationalist critics thought were inadequate for their subject matter.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

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