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  Humanism - Psychology Wiki - a Wikia wiki
Humanism features an optimistic attitude about the capacity of people, but it does not involve believing that human nature is purely good or that each and every person is capable of living up to the humanist ideals of rationality and morality.
Secular humanism is the branch of humanism that rejects theistic religious belief and, therefore, the existence of a supernatural.
Religious humanism is the branch of humanism that embraces some form of theism, deism, or supernaturalism, or considers itself religious (based on a functional definition of religion), without necessarily being allied with organized religion, as such.
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Humanism is a broad category of active ethical philosophies that affirm the dignity and worth of all people, based on the ability to determine right and wrong by appeal to universal human qualities—particularly rationalism.
Secular humanism is the branch of humanism that rejects theistic religious belief and the existence of a supernatural.
Religious humanism is the branch of humanism that considers itself religious (based on a functional definition of religion), or embraces some form of theism, deism, or supernaturalism, without necessarily being allied with organized religion, as such.
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 Christian humanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Christian humanism may have begun as early as the 2nd century, with the writings of Justin Martyr.
Christian humanism saw an explosion in the Renaissance, emanating from an increased faith in the capabilities of Man, married with a still-firm devotion to Christianity.
The broader tradition extends the zone of usage of the term "Christian humanism." and continues to be used widely to describe the vocations of Christians active Dorothy Sayers, Charles Williams, C.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Religious humanism
Humanism as it was conceived in the early 20th century rejected revealed knowledge, theism-based morality and the supernatural.
The Fellowship of Humanity was founded in 1935 by Reverend A. Faupel as one of a handful of "humanist churches" seeded in the early 20th century as part of the American Religious Humanism movement.
Another approach, Christian Existential Humanism, related to the work of the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, features a humanist perspective grounded in Christian religious belief; where humanity is something to be celebrated, but not as a replacement for the divine.
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 Christianity - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Christianity is an Abrahamic religion based on the life and death by crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as described in the New Testament.
Christianity originated in the First century A.D. According to Acts 11:19 and 11:26 in the Christian New Testament, Jesus' followers were first called Christians by non-Christians in the city of Antioch, where they had fled and settled after early persecutions in Judea.
Crucial beliefs in Christian teaching are Jesus' incarnation, atonement, crucifixion, and resurrection from the dead to redeem humankind from sin and death; and the belief that the New Testament is a part of the Bible.
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The [[Christian cross and its many variations are widely recognized as an ancient Christian symbol.]] Christianity is an Abrahamic religion based on the life and death by crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as described in the New Testament.
Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God and the Messiah of the Jews as prophesied in the Old Testament.
As of 2004, Christianity is the world's most widely practiced religion, with 2 billion adherents (followed by Islam with 1.3 billion, Hinduism with 841 million, and the nonreligious with 774 million).
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The Human Being in History affirms the ontological dignity of the human being and calls for liberation and empowerment in the face of a global power which seeks to reduce every other.
In anthropology or in the philosophy of human existence it has opened the flood-gates of deconstruction and dissolution of any human ambition to be something or to make something of oneself in the world, as if the failure of a Euro-centered modernity were the only paradigm for any future humanization.
The central concern of the contributors to this volume is our humanity, what it means or should mean to be human, what is a humane society, and how we should live in relation to totalities that are greater than modern humankind.
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 Christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Christians generally believe that faith in Jesus is the only way to achieve salvation and to enter into heaven, and that salvation is a gift given by the grace of God.
The central belief of Christianity is that by faith in the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus, individuals are saved from death—both spiritual and physical—by redemption from their sins (i.e., faults, misdeeds, disobedience, rebellion against God).
During the Crusades, Christian atrocities against Jews in German and Hungarian towns, later also in those of France and England, and in the massacres of non-combatants in Palestine and Syria initiated a tradition of Christian anti-Semitism, which was further bolstered by the blood libel cult, and continued into the 1500s by the Spanish Inquisition.
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Drawing on elements of progressive education, existential theory, feminist pedagogy, and values education, critical humanism combines the holistic-psychological concerns of humanistic education with the sociopolitical tenets of critical pedagogy.
In 1954 Blackham had written that "Humanism is the commitment to defend, revise, and develop the irreversible ideas and ideals which have made the modern world and are now challenged and threatened".
Humanism stood in opposition to a world of ideals "bred in despair or in destructive passions".
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 Christian existential humanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Christian Existential Humanism (CEH) is a reconstructivist social and political philosophy combining Christian humanism and Christian existentialism.
CEH consists of three elements: A strong sense of faith, based in a personal relationship with God through Christ; a celebration of individuality and the unique talents of each person; and an ethic of service to humanity as a whole.
CEH is a direct descendant of the traditional African-American church experience, which has always had a place for individual talent as expressed through the arts and humanities, and for faith as expressed through service to the community at large.
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 sociology - Christianity
Christianity is an Abrahamic religion based on the life, teachings, death by crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as described in the New Testament.
Most Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God and the Messiah of the Jews as prophesied in the Old Testament (or Hebrew Bible).
As of 2005, Christianity is the world's most widely practiced religion, with 2.2 billion adherents (followed by Islam with 1.3 billion, Hinduism with 1.05 billion (150 million Yoga followers included), and the nonreligious with 774 million).
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 Existentialism is a Humanism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
From another quarter we are reproached for having underlined all that is ignominious in the human situation, for depicting what is mean, sordid or base to the neglect of certain things that possess charm and beauty and belong to the brighter side of human nature: for example, according to the Catholic critic, Mlle.
That kind of humanism is absurd, for only the dog or the horse would be in a position to pronounce a general judgment upon man and declare that he is magnificent, which they have never been such fools as to do — at least, not as far as I know.
Existentialism is not atheist in the sense that it would exhaust itself in demonstrations of the non-existence of God.
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 Humanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While the broad category of humanism encompasses intellectual currents running through a wide variety of philosophical or religious thought, it is embraced by some people as a complete lifestance.
Though the dominant forms of humanism are agnostic (and typically reject the existence of a supernatural), not all forms of humanism are.
Some non-secular people, particularly Christian fundamentalists, use the term humanist to refer to all atheists, a usage whose accuracy is disputed.
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 Humanism, the Early Church, and Rational Religion
The appeal of Christianity in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages was related to a corresponding shift in cultural emphasis—a movement from reason to emotion and revelation.
Christianity and Classical Humanism must balance or we are threatened by the very irrational forces that plunged the West into the Dark Ages.
Humanism is a doctrine, attitude, or way of life that is centered on human interests or values and stresses an individual’s dignity and worth and capacity for self-realization through reason.
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 Humanism: Philosophy
One unmistakable virtue of a humanistic ethic is its stress on the dignity and value of human beings, and in Kurtz's case individual human beings.
In one place Paul Kurtz acknowledges that the "moral decencies" he enumerated "extend to all humans, and that a doctrine of human rights is developed for humankind in general" (70).
Kurtz's own brand of optimistic humanism makes it difficult for him to accept that evil is endemic to the nature of man. Rather, he says: "I do not hold the doctrine of original sin.
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 The History and Philosophy of Humanism
Humanism is the naturalistic philosophy or way of life centered on human concerns and values that asserts the dignity and worth of humans and their capacity for self-actualization through the use of reason and scientific inquiry.
[Christians often claim that the moral ideals promoted by Jesus during his life--"the most moral person who ever lived" so they say--can stand on their own as ethical precepts, that they are superior to humanist ethics, and they can be adopted by ordinary humans who are not ordinarily inclined to believe in the supernatural.
Humanism is primarily derived from the Enlightenment, not the Renaissance or the liberalization of religion.
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 "The Striptease of Humanism" by Os Guiness
The weaknesses in both humanism and the counter culture are pointed out, not to negate much that has been extremely sensitive and intensely human, but to show the inevitability of their failures.
Here is humanism at its highest and most hopeful, attempting to solve all problems and include all human living within its framework, guiding the progress and guarding the evolution of the human race by its own purposive direction.
With the erosion of the Christian culture and the crisis of humanism, the direction of Western culture is uncertain.
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 4a: Early Enlightenment Precursors to Religious Humanism
Both Secular and Religious Humanism have roots in the Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Reason, during the 17th and 18th centuries.
In the 17th century, Christian denominations continued to proliferate, as did the persecution of heretics and atheists.
The implication is similar to that of Humanism: that as human beings, we must depend on each other and ourselves and not expect divine intervention.
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 Grace Truth and History
To say that "I am Christian," while thumbing our noses at the Scriptures is a deadly, blasphemous insult Hurled into the very face of God.
Louder and louder the twin trumpets of the secular, the "Christian" humanists are blown in the land.
The highest official on earth in Biblical Christianity is the pastor of an individual, local body of Christ.
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 Introduction to Modern Humanism, part 3: Renaissance Precursors
Renaissance Humanism was a devotion to learning, focusing mostly on philosophy, languages and the arts in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Renaissance Humanism was not Modern Humanism, but the intellectual and artistic development during this period marked a greater interest in human concerns and less interest in the divine.
Although Christian Humanism also seeks improvement of the human condition in this life, it does so only within the confines of Christian theology, and so won't be discussed any further here.
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 Film Forum: Garden-Variety Heroes Delight Critics | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction
The son of a Puritanical Lutheran cleric, he has long since renounced his childhood faith and turned instead toward something that might be described as existential humanism.
Bergman is, however, a profoundly religious artist, by which I mean that he is deeply concerned, first and foremost, with the struggles of the human condition in light of the presence—or, in his case, the absence—of God.
Christian film viewers should wrestle with the film's final image, which, as even Bergman acknowledged, can be read as evidence of God's active presence in our fallen world.
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 AT&T Worldnet Service - Directory
A proposal to teach Christian humanism as a tradition within Christianity.
Roman Catholic humanism, in a lecture by Father Augustine Di Noia.
An exploration of post-theistic, ethical, and relational Christian spirituality incorporating progressive values of modern humanism.
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 OKCupid! seatbelt_blue / 22 / m / straight / Richmond, Virginia, United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
I presently describe myself as politically communitarian, philosophically christian existential humanist, and artistically reconstructivist.
I'm an immensely religious man, and Frederica Matthews-Green's The Illumined Heart, George Weigel's Letters to a Young Catholic and Witness to Hope, CS Lewis's Mere Christianity], and Kathleen Norris' The Cloister Walk have all had immense impacts on my philosophical and prayer life.
God, literature, philosophy and theology, particularly communitarianism, christian existential humanism and reconstructivism.
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 Britain.tv Wikipedia - List of philosophies
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