Belief as Trust:A Study Based on Religious Philosophy


  • Bi Congcong School of Philosophy, Sichuan Normal University



Belief, Trust, Faith, Beliefs, Obedience


In religion, when people speak of action, they always mean the body first. Since the body is more or less considered to lack autonomy as the object of the mind, it is further considered to be obedient. The paradox of the priority of the body over the mind is this: if the mind does not acknowledge authority in advance, the actions of the body are unimaginable; But the attachment of the body is always more powerful than the discernment of the mind, and it quickly transforms confessions into obedience to authority. Therefore, Trust is also a synthesis of belief and action at the psychological level, which comes from the instinct of life and the acceptance of the other, and requires both the feeling of the heart and the decision of the mind. Indeed, it is with the participation of faith and belief that trust truly becomes the full act of the subject: one faces the divine without having to go against one’s will and live a forced, false, careful life. Thus, man’s religious practice acquires a real meaning: action is not a condescension or physical habit, and ritual truly communicates the sacred and the mundane in the form of symbols (bodies, objects, time and space, etc.).


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How to Cite

Congcong, B. (2024). Belief as Trust:A Study Based on Religious Philosophy. International Journal of Sino-Western Studies, (26), 186–201.



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