Humanism I (class)
Date(s) - 02/03/2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Humanism I  Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 7:30 – 9 pm

Humanism’s roots go back at least two and a half millennia, to the Indian materialist schools that arose around the same time as the Buddha was teaching. In a lecture followed by discussion, we’ll look at this and other premodern humanisms, such as that of Confucianism, various philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome, 10th-century Islam, the European Renaissance. The history raises some questions that are still lively today: what are the connections among humanism, philosophical materialism, rationalism, secularism, and the development of science? Is “Christian humanism” an oxymoron?

The lecture portion of the session now appears on UUCPA’s YouTube channel.

Sources and further reading are listed here.

This is the first in a three-class Humanism series by Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern: 

  • Humanism I  Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 7:30 – 9 pm
  • Humanism II  Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 7:30 – 9 pm
  • Humanism III  Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 7:30 – 9 pm

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