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Definition of Humanitarianism


  1. The distinctive tenet of the humanitarians in denying the divinity of Christ; also, the whole system of doctrine based upon this view of Christ.
  2. The doctrine that man's obligations are limited to, and dependent alone upon, man and the human relations.

Humanitarianism Quotations

A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism.
Irving Babbitt

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.
Albert Schweitzer

Yet humanitarianism is not a purely Christian movement any more than it is a purely humanist one.
Christopher Dawson

It is in Rousseau's writing above all that history begins to turn from upper-class honour to middle-class humanitarianism. Pity, sympathy and compassion lie at the centre of his moral vision. Values associated with the feminine begin to infiltrate social existence as a whole, rather than being confined to the domestic sphere.
Terry Eagleton

Force-backed humanitarianism, which relies on rational influence over events in other countries, may have been a more feasible project in the bipolar era of the Cold War, with its relatively defined and stable web of alliances and proxies.
Pankaj Mishra
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Humanitarianism Translations

humanitarianism in German is Menschenfreudlichkeit
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