Renaissance humanism

Renaissance humanism, Revival in the study of classical antiquity.

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Renaissance humanism was a revival in the study of classical antiquity, at first in Italy and then spreading across Western Europe in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries. During the period, the term humanist (Italian: umanista) referred to teachers and students of the studia humanitatis—meaning the humanities including grammar, rhetoric, history, poetry, and moral philosophy. It was not until the 19th century that this began to be called humanism instead of the original humanities, and later by the retronym Renaissance humanism to distinguish it from later humanist developments. During the Renaissance period most humanists were religious, so their concern was to "purify and renew Christianity", not to do away with it. Their vision was to return ad fontes ("to the sources") to the simplicity of the New Testament, bypassing the complexities of medieval theology.

Humanism
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Humanism ... philologist Georg Voigt used humanism to describe Renaissance humanism, the movement that flourished in the Italian Renaissance to revive classical learning...

Renaissance
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Renaissance ... extension of the Middle Ages. The intellectual basis of the Renaissance was its version of humanism, derived from the concept of Roman humanitas and the rediscovery...

Renaissance humanism in Northern Europe
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Renaissance humanism in Northern Europe ... Renaissance humanism came much later to Germany and Northern Europe in general than to Italy, and when it did, it encountered some resistance from the...

Christian humanism
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Christian humanism ... trace the concept to the Renaissance or patristic period, linking their beliefs to the scholarly movement also called 'humanism'. Theologians such as Jens...

Polymath
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Polymath ... Leibniz has often been seen as a polymath. Embodying a basic tenet of Renaissance humanism that humans are limitless in their capacity for development, the...

Secular humanism
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Secular humanism ... Secular humanism, often simply called humanism, is a philosophy or life stance that embraces human reason, secular ethics, and philosophical naturalism...

Renaissance magic
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Renaissance magic ... Renaissance humanism (15th and 16th century) saw a resurgence in hermeticism and Neo-Platonic varieties of ceremonial magic. The seven artes magicae or...

Outline of humanism
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Outline of humanism ... known as Renaissance humanism, this program was so broadly and profoundly influential that it is one of the chief reasons why the Renaissance is viewed...

Greek scholars in the Renaissance
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Greek scholars in the Renaissance ... the revival of Greek studies that led to the development of the Renaissance humanism[citation needed] and science. These émigrés brought to Western Europe...

Renaissance Latin
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Renaissance Latin ... centuries, particularly by the Renaissance humanism movement. Ad fontes ("to the sources") was the general cry of the Renaissance humanists, and as such their...

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