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Humanism stressed the importance of education, with the study of ancient Greek and Roman texts becoming the learning standard. Partly, it was a result of disillusionment with the “state socialism” of the Eastern European states. But there can be little doubt that it is emerging today as a major religious force that Christian faith will encounter directly as a rival and indirectly as a prominent ingredient in the cultural matrix in which the gospel must be proclaimed.

Pages: 286

Publisher: Aardvark-Vanheim; 2nd Printing edition (June 1996)

ISBN: 0919359167

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