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Re-Envisioning Christian Humanism: Education and the Restoration of Humanity

Jens Zimmermann


Since the early 1980s, there has been renewed scholarly interest in the concept of Christian humanism. A number of official Catholic documents have stressed the importance of ‘Christian humanism’ as a vehicle of Christian social teaching and, indeed, as a Christian philosophy of culture. Fundamentally, humanism aims to explore what it means to be human and what the grounds are for human flourishing. Featuring contributions from internationally renowned Christian authors from a variety of disciplines in the humanities, Re-Envisioning Christian Humanism recovers a Christian humanist ethos for ou ... More

Keywords: Christian humanism, western culture, history of western philosophy, history of ideas, Christian theology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy of religion

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198778783
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778783.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jens Zimmermann, editor
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion and Culture at Trinity Western University, Canada

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Jens Zimmermann

Part I Christian Humanism: Theological Roots and Their Enduring Significance

Part II Christian Humanism in the Renaissance and Reformation

Part III Christian Humanism, Education, and the Arts

Part IV Christian Humanism and Modernity