Faith vs. Belief

Faith vs. Belief — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Faith and Belief

Faithnoun

Belief in God or in a set of religious doctrines.

Beliefnoun

The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in another

My belief in you is as strong as ever.

Faithnoun

A set of religious doctrines; a body of dogma

adhered to the Muslim faith.

Beliefnoun

Mental acceptance of and conviction in the truth, actuality, or validity of something

His explanation of what happened defies belief.

Faithnoun

often Faith(Christianity)Secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will viewed as a theological virtue.

Beliefnoun

Something believed or accepted as true, especially a particular tenet or a body of tenets accepted by a group of persons.

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Faithnoun

Confident or unquestioning belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.

Beliefnoun

Mental acceptance of a claim as true.

It's my belief that the thief is somebody known to us.

Faithnoun

Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance

keeping faith with one's supporters.refused to break faith with his friends.

Beliefnoun

Faith or trust in the reality of something; often based upon one's own reasoning, trust in a claim, desire of actuality, and/or evidence considered.

My belief is that there is a bear in the woods. Bill said he saw one.Based on this data, it is our belief that X does not occur.

Faithnoun

The process of forming or understanding abstractions, ideas, or beliefs, without empirical evidence, experience or observation.

I have faith that my prayers will be answered.I have faith in the healing power of crystals.

Beliefnoun

(countable) Something believed.

The ancient people have a belief in many deities.
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Faithnoun

A religious belief system.

The Christian faith.

Beliefnoun

(uncountable) The quality or state of believing.

My belief that it will rain tomorrow is strong.

Faithnoun

An obligation of loyalty or fidelity and the observance of such an obligation.

He acted in good faith to restore broken diplomatic ties after defeating the incumbent.

Beliefnoun

(uncountable) Religious faith.

She often said it was her belief that carried her through the hard times.

Faithnoun

A trust or confidence in the intentions or abilities of a person, object, or ideal.

I have faith in the goodness of my fellow man.You need to have faith in yourself, that you can overcome your shortcomings and become a good person.

Beliefnoun

(in the plural) One's religious or moral convictions.

I don't want to do a no-fault divorce on my husband and steal from him under color of law. It's against my beliefs.

Faithnoun

(obsolete) Credibility or truth.

Beliefnoun

any cognitive content held as true

Faithnoun

a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny;

he lost his faith but not his morality

Beliefnoun

a vague idea in which some confidence is placed;

his impression of her was favorablewhat are your feelings about the crisis?it strengthened my belief in his sincerityI had a feeling that she was lying

Faithnoun

complete confidence in a person or plan etc;

he cherished the faith of a good womanthe doctor-patient relationship is based on trust

Faithnoun

institution to express belief in a divine power;

he was raised in the Baptist religiona member of his own faith contradicted him

Faithnoun

loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person;

keep the faiththey broke faith with their investors