Christian humanism
Christian humanism emphasizes the humanity of Jesus, his social teachings and his propensity to synthesize human spirituality and materialism. It regards humanist principles like universal human digni...
Humanistic Judaism
Humanistic Judaism (Hebrew: יהדות הומניסטית‎ Yahdut Humanistit) is a Jewish movement that offers a nontheistic alternative in contemporary Jewish life. It defines Judaism as the cultural and his...
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Felix Adler (professor)
Felix Adler (August 13, 1851 – April 24, 1933) was a German American professor of political and social ethics, rationalist, popular lecturer, religious leader and social reformer who founded the Ethic...
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Christopher Dawson
Christopher Henry Dawson FBA (12 October 1889, Hay Castle – 25 May 1970, Budleigh Salterton) was a British independent scholar, who wrote many books on cultural history and Christendom. Christopher H....
Tony Campolo
Anthony "Tony" Campolo (born February 25, 1935) is an American sociologist, pastor, author, public speaker and former spiritual advisor to U.S. President Bill Clinton. Campolo is known as one of the m...
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Desiderius Erasmus
Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (/ˌdɛzɪˈdɪəriəs ɪˈræzməs/; 27 October 1466 – 12 July 1536), known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, or simply Erasmus, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social c...
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Johann Reuchlin
Johann Reuchlin (sometimes Johannes) (22 February 1455 – 30 June 1522) was a German-born humanist and a scholar of Greek and Hebrew, whose work also took him to modern-day France, Austria, Switzerland...
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Petrarch
Francesco Petrarca (July 20, 1304 – July 19, 1374), commonly anglicized as Petrarch (/ˈpiːtrɑrk, ˈpɛtrɑrk/), was an Italian scholar and poet in Renaissance Italy, and one of the earliest humanists. Pe...
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Thomas More
Sir Thomas More (/ˈmɔr/; 7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535), venerated by Roman Catholics as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted Renais...
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Ulrich von Hutten
Ulrich von Hutten (21 April 1488 – 29 August 1523) was a German scholar, poet and reformer. He was an outspoken critic of the Roman Catholic Church and a bridge between the Renaissance humanists and t...
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Marsilio Ficino
Marsilio Ficino ([marˈsiljo fiˈtʃino]; Latin name Marsilius Ficinus; 19 October 1433 – 1 October 1499) was an Italian scholar and Catholic priest who was one of the most influential humanist phil...
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Sebastian Brant
Sebastian Brant (also Brandt) (1457 – 10 May 1521) was a German humanist and satirist. He is best known for his satire Das Narrenschiff (The Ship of Fools).
He was born in Strasbourg. He studied...
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Pope Pius II
Pope Pius II (Latin: Pius PP. II, Italian: Pio II), born Enea Silvio Bartolomeo Piccolomini (Latin Aeneas Silvius Bartholomeus; 18 October 1405 – 14 August 1464) was Pope from 19 August 1458 t...
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Gloria Steinem
Gloria Marie Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement...
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Emmanuel Mounier
Emmanuel Mounier (1 May 1905 Grenoble – 22 March 1950 Châtenay-Malabry) was a French philosopher.
Mounier was the guiding spirit in the French Personalist movement, and founder and director ...
Jacques Maritain
Jacques Maritain (18 November 1882 – 28 April 1973) was a French Catholic philosopher. Raised as a Protestant, he became an agnostic before converting to Catholicism in 1906. An author of more th...
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Lottie Moon
Charlotte Digges "Lottie" Moon (December 12, 1840 – December 24, 1912) was a Southern Baptist missionary to China with the Foreign Mission Board who spent nearly forty years (1873–1912) living a...
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Thomas Merton
Thomas Merton, O.C.S.O. (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) was an American Catholic writer and mystic. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and stu...
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Brit shalom (naming ceremony)
Brit shalom (Hebrew: ברית שלום‎ ("covenant of peace"), also called alternative brit (or bris in Yiddish and Ashkenazi Hebrew), brit ben, brit chayim or brit tikkun is a naming ceremony for newbo...
Jack Steinberger
Hans Jakob "Jack" Steinberger (born May 25, 1921) is a physicist currently residing near Geneva, Switzerland. He co-discovered the muon neutrino, along with Leon Lederman and Melvin Schwartz, for whic...
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Mordecai Kaplan
Mordecai Menahem Kaplan (June 11, 1881 – November 8, 1983), was a rabbi, essayist and Jewish educator and the co-founder of Reconstructionist Judaism along with his son-in-law Ira Eisenstein.
Kapl...
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Erasmus Alberus
Erasmus Alberus (c. 1500–1553), German humanist, reformer, and poet.
He was born in the village of Bruchenbrücken (now part of Friedberg, Hesse) about the year 1500. Although his father Tile...
Society for Humanistic Judaism
The Society for Humanistic Judaism (SHJ), founded in 1969 by Rabbi Sherwin Wine embraces a human-centered philosophy that combines the celebration of Jewish culture and identity with an adherence to ...
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Bruce Bawer
Theodore Bruce Bawer (born October 31, 1956, in New York City), who writes under the name Bruce Bawer, is an American writer who has been a resident of Norway since 1999. He is a literary, film, and c...
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Christian Beyer
Christian Beyer (born 1482 in Kleinlangheim; died October 21, 1535 Weimar), a Saxon Chancellor and international lawyer. In documents partially different names and spellings can be found (Bayer, Peye...
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Max Rood
Max Gustaaf Rood (21 August 1927 in Enschede – 2 December 2001 in Amsterdam) was a Dutch jurist and politician of Democrats 66 (D66). Rood was a legal scholar on the subject of labour law at Lei...
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Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II (Latin: Ioannes Paulus II), born Karol Józef Wojtyła ([ˈkarɔl ˈjuzɛf vɔjˈtɨwa]; 18 May 1920 ‒ 2 April 2005) was a Roman Catholic priest, bishop, and Cardinal who eventually rose ...
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John Henry Newman
Blessed John Henry Newman CO (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890), also referred to as Cardinal Newman, was an important figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. He was know...
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