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Faith in a set of doctrines

August 17, 2009

The English word ‘faith’ is used for both the latin words fiducia and fides. Fiducia refers to faith as trust in, or commitment to, God; fides signifies belief that certain propositions about God are true…fiducia is logically dependent on fides. As Roger Trigg puts it, ‘In any sphere the fact of commitment logically entails certain beliefs and precludes certain others.’

Harold Netland, Encountering Religious Pluralism, Apollos, 2001, p.202