humanism

[ hyoo-muh-niz-uh m or, often, yoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF humanism
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Professor Manby speaks for humanism, another point of view in the church.

But it is now time to speak of humanism at the Italian courts.

This spirit of humanism, however, is no single motive or feeling.

A word must be said of the humanism which preceded the Renaissance.

Karl Schmidt says, "Humanism, but not morality, ruled in the Vatican."

No renaissance of humanism, no witchcraft of poetry can re-animate them.

Zwingli was under the influence of Humanism from his boyhood.

Humanism had made all men free and equal before the printed word.

Schiller's own definition is to be found in his "Studies in Humanism:"

The latter part of "Humanism" and of "Riddles of the Sphinx" is devoted to this topic.

WORD ORIGIN

along with humanist used in a variety of philosophical and theological senses 16c.-18c., especially ones imitating Latin humanitas "education befitting a cultivated man." See human + -ism. Main modern sense in reference to revival of interest in the Classics traces to c.1860; as a pragmatic system of thought, defined 1907 by co-founder F.C.S. Schiller as: "The perception that the philosophical problem concerns human beings striving to comprehend a world of human experience by the resources of human minds."

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