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  Christian humanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Christian humanism, is a philosophical union of Christian and humanist principles, and like much humanism often refers to a commonality among all humanity as its basic ethos.
Christian humanism has been traced back to at least the 12th century, and its proponents claim it to be grounded in the mystery of God as present in history as a human being, Jesus, and secondly, on several teachings of Jesus, as found in the New Testament.
Christian humanism is first of all a movement for widened learning that emerged out of the Renaissance and was brought by devoted Christians to the study of the philological sources of the Greek New Testament.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christian_humanism   (547 words)

 Encyclopedia: Humanism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Humanism is a broad category of active ethical philosophies that affirm the dignity and worth of all people, based on our ability to determine what is right using the qualities innate to humanity, particularly rationality.
Human children are born after a nine-month gestation period, with typically 3-4 kilograms (6-9 pounds) in weight and 50-60 centimetres (20-24 inches) in height.
Humans may be have been extremely successful due to their high intelligence, but they also have their share of physical complications.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Humanism   (600 words)

 Religious humanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The two basic approaches to religious humanism are from a humanist viewpoint that incorporates religious ritual, and from a revealed religious tradition with a humanist influence.
Spiritual Humanism claims to be a return to the original concept of humanism as fulfilling all of the functions of revealed religion.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Religious_humanism   (385 words)

 Blas' Personal Page: The Self-Contradiction of Christian Humanism
Humanism is "the cultivation of the human personality so that the individual, with liberated intelligence and talent, could lead a life of dignity, self-reliance, and creativeness" (Classics II, p.
Humanism, however, developed out of the Middle Ages and, thus, the term Christian humanism, when applied to the Renaissance, should be examined under the medieval idea of Christianity.
I believe Christian humanism is meant to describe a person who has humanistic traits and goals and uses them in defense of his belief in Jesus Christ.
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 Teaching Christian Humanism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
But Christian humanism is properly nothing but a reclaiming of the basic inheritance of our history and the natural connection of culture with the religious vistas of the human being.
Christian humanism remained vivid, in Albertus Magnus' encyclopedic mind, for instance, or in the formidable figure of Hildegard of Bingen.
For the Christian humanists, culture is a kind of tumbling ground for the spiritual, the social, the historical, and the psychological.
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 Christian Humanism
Humanism, an educational and philosophical outlook that emphasizes the personal worth of the individual and the central importance of human values as opposed to religious belief, developed in Europe during the Renaissance, influenced by the study of ancient Greek and Latin literature and philosophy.
Christian humanist teaching was kept alive by many Anglicans, by the moderates in the Church of Scotland, by certain German pietists, and through the philosophy of Kant.
Christian humanists acknowledge the contributions of other forms of humanism, such as the classical variety that discovered the value of human liberty, and the Marxists, who realize that man has been estranged from the good life because he is dispossessed of property and subordinated to material and economic forces.
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Humanism is the name given to the intellectual, literary, and scientific movement of the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries, a movement which aimed at basing every branch of learning on the literature and culture of classical antiquity.
The chief merit of Italian Humanism, as indeed of Humanism in general, was that it opened up the real sources of ancient culture and drew from these, as a subject of study for its own sake, the classic literature which till then had been used in a merely fragmentary way.
In the itinerant poet Peter Luder, Erfurt had in 1460 one of the earliest representatives of Humanism, and in Jodokus Trutfetter (1460-1519), the teacher of Luther, a diligent writer and conscientious professor of theology and philosophy.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07538b.htm   (4115 words)

 What Is Humanism
Renaissance Humanism is the spirit of learning that developed at the end of the middle ages with the revival of classical letters and a renewed confidence in the ability of human beings to determine for themselves truth and falsehood.
Christian Humanism is defined by Webster's Third New International Dictionary as "a philosophy advocating the self-fulfillment of man within the framework of Christian principles." This more human-oriented faith is largely a product of the Renaissance and is a part of what made up Renaissance humanism.
Humanism's rejection of the notions of sin and guilt, especially in relation to sexual ethics, puts it in harmony with contemporary sexology and sex education as well as aspects of humanistic psychology.
www.infidels.org /library/modern/fred_edwords/humanism.html   (3713 words)

 Towards a Christian Humanism: Aspects of the Theology of Education (1940)
The human personality must be enthroned in a unique sacredness; to subject it to the dominion of matter or of mechanism, or to dedicate it exclusively to the creation of purely temporal values must be regarded as a profanation of its immortal dignity.
Human reason must not be debased by concessions to sentimentalism, and the science that it creates, though no longer queen of human life, remains still in her own order Lady Paramount.
Similarly, humanism must appear in the Christian humanist, not as an isolated phase of his activity, or as an independent sphere of interest, but as the organic complement of his life of grace.
www.georgetown.edu /centers/woodstock/library/1941B.htm   (3125 words)

 The Quotable Christian: Humanism
If humanism were right in declaring that man is born to be happy, he would not be born to die.
Humanism is not wrong in its cry for sociological healing, but humanism is not producing it.
And this Christian Counterculture is the life of the kingdom of God, a fully human life indeed but lived out under the divine rule.
www.pietyhilldesign.com /gcq/quotepages/humanism.html   (499 words)

 Arminianism Cuts Its Own Throat
Christian humanists say that ELECTION is like this: God foreknew who would yield to the Spirit, and therefore elected to salvation all those whom He foresaw would do so.
The Christian humanist can harp and whine against the truth that God chose to allow some men a final destiny of Hell all they want, but it is as much a problem for them as for anyone.
So to the Christian humanist, we ask: "Why pray?" But to the believer in the sovereignty of God, we ask: "Why cease to pray?" Such a believer should be in continual prayer and praise to God, Who is working all things according to the counsel of His own will.
www.withchrist.org /cuthroat.htm   (959 words)

 PFM | The Christian Humanism Of G. K. Chesterton
As a result many are persuaded that humanism and Christianity are incompatible, that a person could not possibly be both a Christian and a humanist.
Chesterton responded with Christian humanism to what he judged to be a serious breakdown of the fundamental moral suppositions deposited by biblical faith and the classical tradition.
Most important, Christian humanism honors the fact that, though created from the dust, the human being is the sole creature that God has made in his very own image and likeness.
www.pfm.org /Content/ContentGroups/BreakPoint/Columns/Really_Human_Things/200217/The_Christian_Humanism_Of_G__K__Chesterton.htm   (2279 words)

Humanism or Renaissance humanism is the cultural movement in Europe during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, that revived the language (in particular the Greek language), science, and poetry of classical antiquity (mainly Ancient Greece).
It was charactized by an attitude and way of life centered on human interests or values, stressing an individual's dignity and worth and capacity for self-realization through reason and other human skills.
The quest for Christian compassion, dignity and human rights, clearly these are not attributes with which people are born.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/h/hu/humanism.html   (386 words)

 Christian Humanism - What is Christian Humanism?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Humanism is concerned with life in this natural world, and commonly rejects all forms of supernaturalism as unproven at best - or often the result of wishful thinking or superstition and ignorance of science.
Religious humanism is often contrasted with secular humanism, understood as the movement in modern humanism which favors the eradication of all forms of religious behavior from civilization.
Christian Humanism, as discussed on this website, generally denotes a post-theistic, ethical, and relational spirituality drawing heavily from the vast Christian traditions, while incorporating many progressive values of the modern forms of humanism.
www.christianhumanism.org /whatis.shtml   (697 words)

 Humanism, the Early Church, and Rational Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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.
www.sullivan-county.com /news/mine/humanism.htm   (4294 words)

 A Preliminary Look at Neo-Christian Humanism
Saving human life is, according to the Teacher, a sacred duty that we may not shirk, not an arbitrary "humanitarianism." Once again, we are to go out of our way to save all human life endangered by premature death.
Human resources of spiritual strength and physical endurance may not last in the Mission effort without the affirmation and celebration, the escape and respite of cultural expression.
Human beings have a great store of goodness in their souls and that is why we are able to undertake the Mission as an initiative.
www.wnrf.org /cms/preliminary.shtml   (4946 words)

 Christianity: The True Humanism
Far from beckoning us away from raw human experience, this vision opens up to us its full richness, depth, and meaning."{5} They tell us that to run into the arms of Christ is not to run away from one's humanness, but to find out what it means to be fully human.
Secular humanism, though claiming vast wisdom and life-enhancing skills, actually diminishes the individual, who is left in old age without dignity (because his or her social usefulness is finished) and without hope (because there is nothing now to look forward to)."{12}
While Christianity per se is indifferent to matters of culture (for the message is to all people of all cultures, and we should value the contributions of all cultures), Christians ourselves aren't to be indifferent.
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 humanism on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
HUMANISM [humanism] philosophical and literary movement in which man and his capabilities are the central concern.
The distinctive characteristics of Renaissance humanism were its emphasis on classical studies, or the humanities, and a conscious return to classical ideals and forms.
Civic Humanism and the Rise of the Medici [*].(Medici family, political leaders in Florence, Italy during the Renaissance)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/h1/humanism.asp   (465 words)

 Christian humanism needs social doctrine - INQ7.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
CHRISTIAN humanism is the Christian vision of man, of what he is and of what he ought to be.
But more than a vision, Christian humanism is a way of life, very dynamic, never static and confined to ideas and concepts, theories and doctrines.
Christian humanism, we have to understand, is not possible without this indispensable component.
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 Zenit News Agency - The World Seen From Rome
Therefore, political humanism is intolerant of peaceful and particular religious beliefs that cannot be reconciled with that agenda.
Finally, political humanism is coercive in that it relies on monopolistic school funding practices that handicap parents who seek to educate their children in peace-loving and peace-promoting religious schools.
Political humanism defies Maritain's belief that a sound pluralism must obtain in the means of achieving unity in the common adherence to the democratic charter.
www.zenit.org /english/visualizza.phtml?sid=41546   (1355 words)

 Fr. Augustine DiNoia: Divine Wisdom and Christian Humanism
What the Christian Church proclaims to the world and shares with all of the churches that share the Nicean-Constatinopolitan Creed, is that nothing would exist--not us, not stars, not our universe--apart from this divine intention to have persons who are not God in the company of the persons who are.
We do have to Christianize, we do have to bring the faith to the culture where it is not there, but it is not a question of relating independent realms.
Christians who do not know their faith will not be very good agents for the transformation of culture.
www.frinstitute.org /dinoia.htm   (3457 words)

 Christian Humanism.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In many parts of the Roman Empire, Christians willingly died for their belief in a Saviour who set captives free and changed lives that were formally enslaved in all manner of destructive and fruitless human pursuits.
It was the Church that began building the hospitals and the schools, and it is still the church that feeds the poor and destitute in the soup kitchens and food banks.
It was Christian Church that built the universities, and freely encouraged all to raise the quality of their lives.
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 Open Directory - Society:Religion and Spirituality:Humanism
Information on humanisms that also acknowledge and have as a major aspect of their philosophy a belief in a Creator or Supreme Being.
Humanism is not simply identical with atheism or humanitarianism or ethics or naturalism -- if the topic is not explicitly humanism, find another category.
To be included in the humanism category, be sure that humanism is actually mentioned on the page or site in a way that makes it clear that this is the topic of your page or site.
dmoz.org /Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Humanism/desc.html   (402 words)

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Taking its lead from the Book of Genesis, Christian humanism begins with the affirmation of the individual person who, as created to God’s image and likeness, is imbued with the deepest dignity and is, therefore, to be treated with unfeigned respect, unfailing gentleness and a deeply abiding reverence.
In that light, every human accomplishment, however small is, at the same time, a celebration of our relationship with God and, in a very real way, a furtherance of the divine plan and will for the human family and for all of creation.
The Christian humanist, on the other hand, is committed to living the truth of both and to demonstrating, in thought as well as in life, their fundamental inner-connectedness.
www4.desales.edu /SCFC/Studies/LF-humanism.htm   (1128 words)

 Christian Existential Humanism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Christian Existential Humanism is a socio-political philosophy, founded in Christian theology, and oriented towards social reform and activism.
Christian Existential Humanism emphasizes a personal relationship with God and the practice of the humane arts and sciences towards the improvement of the world for all.
Christian Existential Humanism was inspired by in the traditional African-American church, which combined 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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 What is Humanism?
Resaissance Humanism is the spirit of learning that developed at the end of the middle ages with the revival of classical letters and a renewed confidence in the ability of human beings to determine for themselves truth and falsehood.
Humanist ethics is solely concerned with meeting human needs and answering human problems—for both the individual and society—and devotes no attention to the satisfaction of the desires of supposed theological entities.
Humanism is yours—to adopt or simply to draw from.
www.americanhumanist.org /humanism/whatishtml.html   (3721 words)

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