Definition of Secular humanism
1. Noun. The doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural.
Generic synonyms: Doctrine, Ism, Philosophical System, Philosophy, School Of Thought
Derivative terms: Humanist
Lexicographical Neighbors of Secular Humanism
Literary usage of Secular humanism
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Religion and the Public Schools: A Summary of the Law by Marc D. Stern (1996)
"Id. A. General Xn. secular humanism Accusations that the public schools are violating the prohibition on establishing religion by teaching the 'religion' of ..."
2. Dancing With Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Catechism by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (2003)
"secular humanism evolved out of [8th-century rejection of revealed Christianity and the emergence of modern science and free thought. ..."
3. Finding Common Ground: A First Amendment Guide to Religion & Public Education edited by Charles Haynes (1997)
"One does not have to agree that there has been a conscious effort by public school educators to impose "secular humanism" to acknowledge that a secular view ..."
4. School Violence: What Is Being Done to Combat School Violence? What Should edited by John L. Mica (2001)
"There is no statement of secular humanism or other of the movements that seem to ... I also read that the movement called secular humanism, which also is an ..."
5. Jacques Loeb: His Science and Social Activism and Their Philosophical by Charles Rasmussen, Rick Tilman (1998)
"21 INSTITUTIONAL RELIGION AND secular humanism Loeb's views on institutional religion and especially the Christian churches, were closely linked with his ..."