Belief as source of hope in troubled times? (6)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'belief' is the definition.
(theism is a kind of belief)
'source of hope in troubled times?' is the subsidiary indication.
'source of' indicates taking the first letters.
'in' indicates putting letters inside.
'troubled' is an anagram indicator.
The first letter of 'hope' is 'h'.
'times' is an anagram of 'teism'.
'h' put inside 'teism' is 'theism'.
'as' is the link.
(Other definitions for theism that I've seen before include "Belief in a god", "Belief in a deity", "Belief in a creator", "Belief in existence of a God revealed to man", "The doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods" and "Belief in God or gods".)