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" Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is still theoretically possible ; and as the test of belief is willingness to act, one may say that faith is the readiness to act in a cause the prosperous issue of which is not certified to us in... "
The Sentiment of Rationality - Page 90
by William James - 1905 - 48 pages
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Education and Life

James H. Baker - Education - 1900 - 254 pages
...which is not to be put by, which neither listlessness nor mad endeavor can utterly abolish or destroy." Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is still theoretically possible," says a modern scientific writer. He continues : " Faith is the readiness to act in a cause the prosperous...
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American Character

Brander Matthews - History - 1906 - 33 pages
...stake one's life on possibility, so the essence of faith is to believe that the possibility exists. Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is still theoretically possible." It is now known that James came to this point of view through personal experience. Kallen in the introduction...
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The Concept of Control

Savilla Alice Elkus - Control (Psychology) - 1907 - 40 pages
...Experience," New York, London and Bombay, 1903, p. 444 ff. 4/6id., p. 458. ' Will to Believe,' p. 84 i:. "Faith means belief in something concerning which...prosperous issue of which is not certified to us in advance."1 The necessity and justification of this faith as a mental attitude is affirmed, as was shown,...
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Princeton Theological Review, Volume 6

Theology - 1908
...reason or justification of the postulate, or to treat it as otherwise than begged at the very outset." "Faith means belief in something concerning which...that faith is the readiness to act in a cause THE FUNCTION OF AUTHORITY IN LIFE the prosperous issue of which is not certified to us in advance." In...
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Authority: The Function of Authority in Life and Its Relations to Legalism ...

Arnold van Couthen Piccardt Huizinga - Authority - 1911 - 270 pages
...reason or justification of the postulate, or to treat it as otherwise than begged at the very outset." Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt...issue of which is not certified to us in advance. In "Reflect Action and Theism" James says: "I will only remind you that each one of us is entitled...
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Authority: the function of authority in life and its relation to legalism in ...

Arnold van Couthen Piccardt Huizinga - Authority - 1911 - 270 pages
...reason or justification of the postulate, or to treat it as otherwise than begged at the very outset." Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt...issue of which is not certified to us in advance. In "Reflect Action and Theism" James says: "I will only remind you that each one of us is entitled...
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WAS wichtiges, Volume 9

1911
...mean a defiance of proof but only a second best, a substitute where the evidence is not conclusive. "Faith means belief in something concerning which...is the readiness to act in a cause the prosperous ^Varieties of Religious Experience, p. 35. In the "Varieties" the topic is circumscribed for the sake...
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The Philosophical Review, Volume 20

Jacob Gould Schurman, James Edwin Creighton, Frank Thilly, Gustavus Watts Cunningham - Philosophy - 1911
...mean a defiance of proof but only a second best, a substitute where the evidence is not conclusive. "Faith means belief in something concerning which...is the readiness to act in a cause the prosperous 1Varieties of Religious Experience, p. 35. In the "Varieties" the topic is circumscribed for the sake...
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Present Philosophical Tendencies: A Critical Survey of Naturalism ..., Page 464

Ralph Barton Perry - Philosophy, Modern - 1912 - 383 pages
...mean a defiance of proof but only a second best, a substitute where the evidence is not conclusive. "Faith means belief in something concerning which...issue of which is not certified to us in advance." l If it can be certified in advance, so much the better; but if not, then it may be proper to act confidently...
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Present Philosophical Tendencies: A Critical Survey of Naturalism ..., Page 464

Ralph Barton Perry - Philosophy, Modern - 1912 - 383 pages
..."Varieties" the topic is circumscribed for the sake of convenience; cf. p. 31. i Will to Believe, pp. 25, 26. means belief in something concerning which doubt is...issue of which is not certified to us in advance." l If it can be certified in advance, so much the better; but if not, then it may be proper to act confidently...
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