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  • rationalists — ra·tion·al·ist || ræʃnÉ™lɪst n. supporter of rationalism, believer in the doctrine of rationalism …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Science and Rationalists' Association of India — The Science and Rationalists Association of India ( Bharatiya Bigyan O Yuktibadi Samiti ) is predominantly a rationalist group based in Kolkata, India. It was established on March 1, 1985 by rationalist Prabir Ghosh, which happens to be the… …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists — (or NZARH) is an organisation, established in 1927 in New Zealand for the promotion of rationalism and secular humanism. The principal aims are stated as: To advocate a rational, humane, and secular view of life without reference to supernatural… …   Wikipedia

  • List of names in A Biographical Dictionary of Modern Rationalists — Joseph McCabe published A Biographical Dictionary of Modern Rationalists in 1920 (London: Watts Co.). Most (though not all) of the individuals therein were later also included in A Biographical Dictionary of Ancient, Medieval and Modern… …   Wikipedia

  • MAIMONIDEAN CONTROVERSY — MAIMONIDEAN CONTROVERSY, a vast complex of disputed cultural, religious, and social problems, focusing around several central themes. Some of the elements of this controversy considerably antedate maimonides (1135–1204); and of the questions… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • rationalism — rationalist, n. rationalistic, rationalistical, adj. rationalistically, adv. /rash euh nl iz euhm/, n. 1. the principle or habit of accepting reason as the supreme authority in matters of opinion, belief, or conduct. 2. Philos. a. the doctrine… …   Universalium

  • Christianity — • An account is given of Christianity as a religion, describing its origin, its relation to other religions, its essential nature and chief characteristics, but not dealing with its doctrines in detail nor its history as a visible organization… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Mystery — • This term signifies in general that which is unknowable, or valuable knowledge that is kept secret Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Mystery     Mystery      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Rationalism — • Term used in an exact sense, to designate a particular moment in the development of Protestant thought in Germany, or in a broader, and more usual, sense to cover the view that the human reason, or understanding, is the sole source and final… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Rationalism — This article is about the philosophical method, position, theory, or view. For other uses, see Rationalism (disambiguation). In epistemology and in its modern sense, rationalism is any view appealing to reason as a source of knowledge or… …   Wikipedia

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