an act of faith

an act of faith

an act or deed demonstrating religious faith; an act or deed showing trust in someone or something. For him to trust you with his safety was a real act of faith.
See also: act, faith, of
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It is a sacrament; for it is an act of faith and it is a food.
Independence is in essence an act of faith in human freedom and sovereignty, in the decision of the people," he added.
Summary: Some 2 million Muslims from around the world gathered Friday at a desert hill near Mecca in Saudi Arabia in an act of faith and repentance during the climactic emotional and spiritual moment of the annual hajj pilgrimage.
But the takeover is an act of faith and it has placed confidence and a value on the skills and abilities of a Scottish workforce.
The former Conservative Cabinet minister adds that supporting HS2 is as much an act of faith as a reliance on figures, and that the UK "must consider carefully the cost of not acting" over HS2.
It was very much an act of faith and apart from some grazes on my hands and knees it was exhilarating.
It is unconscionable that a student athlete could be punished for an expression of religious faith or that an act of faith could disqualify an athlete in a UIL competition," Perry said.
I regard this as an act of faith and a vote of confidence.
They believe it enables their societies to reach, in a single leap, a panacea of progress--almost through an act of faith.
This service and procession are not just another political protest, but an act of faith, an act of prayer, an act of nonviolent witness.
It is very much an act of faith by a group of people who devote three months of their spare time to staging a show which says a great deal about their faith.
The simple answer is there is no evidence for God (or gods) which means those who profess a belief do so as an act of faith, ie a denial of reason.
Because it took seven years for the lemon tree to mature, the planting became an act of faith and patience.
Baptism on account of the dead (1 Cor:15-29); an act of faith in the resurrection.
Where the skeptics see prayer as a knee-jerk reaction to fear, Orsi saw an act of faith and courage to give over to God our hopes and needs, and in turn to trust--whatever the outcome may be--that God watches over us.
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