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A Matter of Faith: A Qualitative Study With Evangelical Christians
Monica A. Polonyi, Richard C. Henriksen Jr., and Sheryl A. Serres
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to understand how six adult participants in Southeast Texas describe and experience the essence of faith. For the purposes of this study, faith as described within the Bible (Hebrews 11:1), will be generally defined as, “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (New American Standard Bible, 1995).