humanism vs humanist :

humanism or humanist

People today often use “humanist” to refer to non-religious attitudes or even to atheism; but scholars know that the term originated to describe Renaissance writers who were often Catholic, rarely atheists, and that there is such a thing as humanistic religion. Careful writers avoid using this term loosely, remembering that in historical contexts it does not usually refer to a lack of religion. Renaissance humanists emphasized human abilities and achievements, but they often praised God for them.

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  • n  the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
  • n  the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural
  • n  the cultural movement of the Renaissance; based on classical studies

  • n  a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts
  • n  an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
  • a  of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism
    the humanistic revival of learning
  • a  of or pertaining to a philosophy asserting human dignity and man's capacity for fulfillment through reason and scientific method and often rejecting religion
    the humanist belief in continuous emergent evolution"- Wendell Thomas
  • a  pertaining to or concerned with the humanities
    humanistic studies
  • s  marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare
    respect and humanistic regard for all members of our species
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    Please login to view the requested resource. Are Christians living in exciting times? Humanism is dying and the opportunity lies again in the lap of the Church to forge a freer land than we have ever had. Freedom requires virtue. Virtue...
    July 5, 2013 - The Harrisonburg Daily News-Record
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    For all the rational value of humanism, or the rejection of religion in atheism, they feel like zero-sum enterprises. Western moderns make our way using our minds and trusting in science for what we know. Those of us raised in religion, or who have chosen to live within one, do find value in them.
    June 13, 2013 - Denver Post

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    In the Vero Beach City Council's first meeting since the flap over a proclamation for Humanist Recognition Week, all eyes will be on Craig Fletcher and Tracy Carroll. Will they publicly apologize to Phil Katrovitz for the way they treated him?
    June 18, 2013 - Indian River Press Journal
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    An elementary school criticized by a humanist group after prayers were said during its fifth-grade graduation has the right to hold the program where and how it sees fit, according to the president of the university where the ceremony was held.
    June 17, 2013 - The Greenville News
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