Definition of Article of faith

1. Noun. (Christianity) any of the sections into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided.

Exact synonyms: Credendum
Category relationships: Christian Religion, Christianity
Generic synonyms: Dogma, Tenet

2. Noun. An unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence.
Exact synonyms: Conviction, Strong Belief
Generic synonyms: Belief
Specialized synonyms: Amateurism

Definition of Article of faith

1. Noun. A thing that is believed as a matter of faith. ¹

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Literary usage of Article of faith

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
""defined" or is not clearly proposed as an article of faith in the ordinary, ... Further, the opposition to an article of faith may not be strictly ..."

2. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1849)
"... to show your lordship that that definition of mine, whether true or false, right or wrong, can be of no 'dangerous consequence to that article of faith. ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"He puts the doctrine concerning Scripture before his system proper, because the dogma of the canon is not really an article of faith, but the basis of the ..."

4. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1852)
"For declaring a thing to be ' true/ and declaring it to be ' an article of faith/ are things of vast difference. He that declares it only to be true, ..."

5. The Works of John Locke by John Locke (1823)
"That which your lordship is afraid it may be dangerous to, is an article of faith: that which your lordship labours and is concerned for, is the certainty ..."

6. The Works of Rufus Choate: With a Memoir of His Life by Rufus Choate, Samuel Gilman Brown (1862)
"... contributes to give it currency; classes of States and parties weave it into their vocabulary, and it grows into an article of faith. ..."

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