|1.||[ noun ] (religion) a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny|
"he lost his faith but not his morality"
|Related terms:||belief theological_virtue Christianity paganism shamanism Mithraism cult ecclesiasticism shamanism mysticism manichaeanism Jainism cataphatism sikhism Brahmanism Taoism Hinduism Zoroastrianism theism revealed_religion bahaism analogy nature_worship Buddhism apophatism Shinto Christian Protestant beelzebub believe Anglican brother demythologization persecution Orthodox worship orthodoxy formalistic chastity traditionalism Hel Methodist novitiate habit catechismal Unitarian conformist responsive censer discalced cloister consecration vigil Calvinist unclean clean Orthodox Episcopal Congregational toleration affirmation revivalistic Lutheran conforming meditation Mormon reincarnate latitudinarian numen misbelieve free-thinking die|
|2.||[ noun ] (religion) institution to express belief in a divine power|
"he was raised in the Baptist religion" "a member of his own faith contradicted him"
|Related terms:||institution church cult Judaism sect Islam Hinduism khalsa Buddhism Taoism Rastafarianism Shinto established_church church_of_scientology deliver exorcise confirm covenant|