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Chapter-12 Faith-Science-Religion (Between Hope and Irrational Subjectivity)

BOOK TITLE: Science and Religion-Synergy not Skepticism

Author
1. Maštruko Ivica
ISBN
9789352702756
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/18046_13
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
6
Author Affiliations
1. University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia
Chapter keywords
Faith, science, religion, hope, irrational subjectivity, philosophy, Christian interpretation

Abstract

In Croatian, the term faith (vjera) appears to have three main meanings following as a stance based on supposed existence of supernatural forces and laws that cannot be explained or affected by science; when one believes in something that cannot be seen, understood or known through experience; as a confession or religion. In philosophy and everyday use, faith is often equivalent with uncertainty or lack of knowledge and is considered as personal consciousness or conviction that something is true, without need for a proof. The term faith is primarily used in its religious meaning, although it is also used in secular parlance, outside of religious constructs (to put faith in somebody etc.). In the parlance of church tradition, faith is therefore sometimes also a technical term for the actual content of the Christian revelation, for that which is called the creed.

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