Faith

Faith, is confidence or trust in a person, thing, or concept. In the context of religion, one can define faith as confidence or trust in a particular system of religious belief. Religious people often think of faith as confidence based on a perceived degree of warrant, while others who are more skeptical of religion tend to think of faith as simply belief without evidence.

 

Faith

Believe

Forms of Belief

Attitudes to other religions

Faith & Belief in religions

Christianity

Buddhism

Confucianism

Hinduism

Islam

Jainism

Judaism

Shintoism

Sikhism

Taoism

Epistemological validity

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