Protestant Christians, for instance, speak of the doctrine of Justification by Faith, which has a specific meaning within Protestant discourse (see below).
Faith can thus be envisioned as a trust in providence, and has been used as a synonym for religion, such as in the Buddhist faith or the Christian faith.
According to him, faith was not a mere "intellectual assent" to Church doctrines because this did not actually touch one's heart.
The Arabic word for "Faith" is Iman (Arabic: ?????).
According to Christian tradition, faith is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit that provides impetus for humanity to move forward, and is said to be especially important when one encounters obstacles in life.
Faith in something greater than oneself is a common theme among the world's religions.
Faith in the sense of being grounded simply in the sincerity of faith, has thus been ridiculed as "blind faith."
Faith is an important aspect of the world religions, and a common theme of human religiosity.
Communities of faith can be of various kinds ranging from family and kinship groups, ethnic groups, religions, philosophical communities, political parties, or even scientific schools.
Martin Luther, the founder of the Lutheran Church, for example, states that faith alone (sola fide) is necessary for salvation.
Etymologically, the word 'faith' is closely linked to the concept of "fidelity," which emphasizes commitment to something or someone.
The object of faith varies among people, but the common denominator is a level of conviction and an inner attitude towards a greater power or force in the universe.
Luther argued that no amount of good works could ever compensate for a lack of faith.
Faith in Buddhism centers on belief in Buddha as a supremely Awakened being, in the truth of his Dharma (spiritual doctrine), and in his Sangha (community of spiritually developed followers).
In both the Theravada and Mahayana traditions of Buddhism, faith is known as saddha / sraddha and is an important aspect of the teachings of Buddha.
Critics describe faith as an "irrational practice" and argue that one should only accept what is directly supportable by logic or evidence.
Interestingly, Paul states that love is "the greatest" gift but faith is the ground of all else.
Whereas "belief" implies an intellectual assent to a proposition, faith is a deeper holistic commitment of one's entire being to a higher calling, which resonates and permeates one's entire life.
In Biblical Judaism, faith is specifically understood as the continued obedience of the Jews to the commandments of God (Jehovah) found and repeatedly renewed in his Covenants.
The concept of faith is central to many religious traditions; yet, the term's usage is somewhat problematic due to it's elastic nature.
Faith is manifested both at the level of personal connection to something deeper in life, and at the level of commitment within a community.
Modern developmental psychologists explain faith as a developmental process that evolves in certain definable stages.
To have faith in a God or power without any reasons to support it is called fideism.
Faith (from Greek-pistis and Latin-fides) refers to confidence, trust, and hope in God, a person, community, tradition, or locus of inspiration.
The role of faith has an essential place in all religions, and has been an important way for humanity to live a fulfilling life.
Living a life of faith helps one transcend a limited view of self and live for the sake of the larger human community and the purposes of God.
Faith in this conviction is central to salvation in Christian theology.
Faith is not mere belief, but firm commitment to knowledge of truth of which we do not doubt.
Others placed faith the merit of various bodhisattva figures.
Modern writers and skeptics often speak of blind faith in a pejorative manner.
Luther wrote, "Faith is a living, bold trust in God's grace, so certain of God's favor that it would risk death a thousand times trusting in it."
Many people supported César because he believed in nonviolence. Like César, they also believed that farm workers deserved better treatment, respect, dignity, justice, and fairness.