Running head: IMPACT OF HUMANISM ON CHRISTIAN BELIEFS IN THE FIFTEENTHCENTURY 1 Impact of Humanism on Christian Beliefs in the Fifteenth Century. Name: Instructor: Institution: Date:
IMPACT OF HUMANISM ON CHRISTIAN BELIEFS IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY 2 Though everyone has a different definition on Humanism, humanism can simply bedescribed as a philosophical idea that emphasizes on the worth and dignity of an individual. Theterm is often used to describe a cultural and literary movement that spread among many cities inthe fourteenth and fifteenth century’s. The movement involved the revival of the studies of theancient Greek and Latin authors and trying to decipher what they actuary meant. This timewithin which humanism developed and grew is called the renaissance period, this meant rebirth.The idea of humanism expressed confidence in the ability of humanity to exact some controlover nature or shape the society followings its needs and desires. The impact that humanism hadon Christianity during the fifteenth century is huge and far-reaching. Though ther are different kind of humanism, christain humanisn has its uniqueness sinceit contributwed to faith and culture of many nations in the world. During the era of the fifteenthcentury, humanism brought uteted and they considered each other os fellow humans, forinstance, every man had his right to freedom, happiness and development of his talents andaptitudes (Howard Spodek 2008, p56). The only centers of knowledge that existed at that timewere the temples and the churches, the humanists preached of the importance of knowledge,culture and self-perfection. The idea that the humanists had was one of a harmonious person.They accentuated the great importance of self-development driving it to become possible throughlearning and study (Howard Spodek 2008, p56). Humanism pushed Christians to revival and renovation. Many of the conceptions,principles of the church and the role of man as well, were all revised. The changes, overall, werepositive and this happened for the eventual development of the Christian doctrine. The fifteenthcentury forms a very important part in the history of Christianity and world history.
IMPACT OF HUMANISM ON CHRISTIAN BELIEFS IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY 3 ReferencesHoward Spodek .(2008). The Worlds History (third edition) Volume 1: Prehistory to 1500 . NewYork: Prentice Hall.