Faith (66): (pistis) being reliable, honoring comittments. To have faith in God is to live and act on the basis of the supposition that God is trustworthy. Not a feeling, but actions.

Guillaume Faurel (92) : (1489-1565) (William) Won commitment to reform in Geneva, and persuaded Calvin to come lead it.

Faust (98) : Work by Goethe, part I published in 1813, part 2 in 1832. Teaches that salvation is to be found in the unending struggle of the individual to achieve perfection. Faust is saved, even though he had sold his soul to the Devil, but only by renouncing personal gratification and serving others.

Filioque (82) : Latin - Son. In 675 A.D. a synod in Toledo adopted a creed adding the words "and Son" to the phrase "The Spirit proceeds from both the Father and Son" sparking the Filioque controversy with Eastern Churches. Charles G. Finney (127): (1792-1875) Congregationalist evangelist. Organized "cottage prayer meetings" in which church members committed to evangelism, prayed for renewal, and built links of friendship and witness to people outside the church. He taught that every individual had the ability to repent, contrary to his Presbyterian upbringing. He taught at and was president of Oberlin, a pioneer in co-educational and mixed race education. His revivals had a strong effect on the antislavery movement.

Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza (122): Contemporary biblical theologian and feminist. Author of "In Memory of Her", where she tries to establish that originally, Christianity was not a patriarchal religion, but gave women an equal place. Lewis S. Ford (124): Process philosopher who said about prayer, "It is something of an embarrassment to classical theism.If God orders and controls all things in accordance with His eternal purpose, what difference could our prayers make?" And goes on to note scriptural examples of where it DID make a difference.

Four Source Hypothesis (44): Suggestion that Matthew used M, Q, and Mark, and Luke used Q,L, and Mark as sources.

Francis of Sales (96) : (1576-1622) Bishop of Geneva. Won over many converts from Calvinism.

Spiritual Franciscans (87) : Fransiscan group who wanted strict adherence to the original Franciscan ideals of complete poverty and dependence on charity, c.f. William of Ockham.

Frankish Merovingian kingdom (85) : Precursor to France, established under Clovis (466-511).

Free Thinkers (98) : Another term for the Diests. Tended to be identified with the rejection of priestcraft, supernaturalism, and the miraculous. They sought a humanitarian piety, based on universally acceptable truths.