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Faith and Knowledge
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I. Fundamental Theology – II. Philosophy of Religion

I. Fundamental Theology

The relationship between faith and knowledge became a classic theme within the Christian cultural sphere as the terms πίστις/pístis and πιστεύειν/pisteúein became widespread as a result of the Christian missionary practice of adopting equivalents from foreign languages, as the noun itself became synonymous with “being a Christian” and then with religion as such, and as the st…

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Petzoldt, Matthias and Hofmeister, Heimo, “Faith and Knowledge”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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