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Such a disorderly and undisciplined unfolding of the faculties of the individual, such an overemphasis on the benefits of liberty as compared with the benefits of restraint, brought in its train the evils that are peculiar to periods of expansion. Secular Humanism is an outgrowth of 18th century enlightenment rationalism and 19th century free thought. Moreover, it seems to me that religious naturalism, in either its theistic or nontheistic form, is the basic theological perspective of liberal religion, particularly of Unitarian Universalism.

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Publisher: Bucknell Univ Pr (September 2001)

ISBN: 083875497X

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