Incarnational humanism

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Incarnational humanism is a brand of humanism which affirms the value and essential goodness of human reason and culture. Developed in a Christian framework, incarnational humanism asserts a unification of the secular and the sacred with the goal of a common humanity. This unification is fully realized in the participatory nature of Christian sacraments, particularly the Eucharist. The recognition of this goal requires a necessary difference between the church and the world, where both "spheres are unified in their service of humanity."


  • Cf. The Passionate Intellect : Incarnational Humanism And the Future of University Education - (2006) Norman Klassen & Jens Zimmermann
  • Cf. Incarnational Humanism : A Philosophy of Culture for the Church in the World - (2012) Jens Zimmermann