Generally: trust or confidence in someone of something. Religious faith is usually deemed the acceptance of a religion or,more loosely,of a religious perspective. ("Faith. The disposition of believers toward commitment and toward acceptance of religious claims." — THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF WORLD RELIGIONS (Oxford University Press,1997),p. 334.) When faith is differentiated from belief,the former is more general — the disposition to hope or believe — while the latter is usually more specific — the acceptance of specific propositions or teachings. Steiner stressed the importance of faith,and it is promoted in Waldorf schools. Also see "belief".