The Renaissance Essay

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The Renaissance which translates roughly as a rebirth and fresh thinking which lasted from the 14th through 17th centuries attempted to reapply the ancient intellectual learning of the Greco-Roman Civilization. The thinkers and artists of this new era differed remarkably from their medieval counterparts. Broadly speaking, Mediaeval period was a period predominantly dominated by Christian outlook. Moreover, All of the Civilizations regarded as ‘Heirs’ of Rome paid significant tribute to their respective religion. Thus, it can be safely concluded that religion and politics were interwoven in Medieval period. The Renaissance, however, represented a dramatic transformation from the Medieval outlook. Secularism humanism and individualism were…show more content…
However, during the Renaissance individual ideas about humanism differed. Writers and philosophers of the Renaissance time period expressed their opinions about human nature and human's roles in the universe through their writings. Humanism (the philosophy that people are rational beings) became quite popular during the Renaissance. The dignity and worth of the individual was emphasized. Petrarch(1304-1374) is known as the first great humanist. Humanism gained ground in the Renaissance in part as a revival of classical learning, and such a revival included new study of classical humanism from the Greek and Roman world. Classical humanism placed an emphasis on philosophy and codes of ethics, notably embodied in the writings of Plato and Aristotle and many of their contemporaries. On the other hand, the humanist thinkers broke from their medieval counterparts in their outlook. However, Unlike humanist who sought a reconciliation between Christianity and classical philosophy, Pico Della Mirandola sought out the reconciliation of every human philosophy and every human religion with Christianity Pico argued about the capability of humanity to encompass the whole of creation. Moreover, he stated that the individual human being can express the whole of creation and can express the whole of the divine. He was highly obsessed with tying up the Christian outlook of the medieval period to the secularism of the Renaissance. He said that people can
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