… opposition to many tradition theologians.
Another founding father of Renaissance Humanism has to be Petrach (1304-1374). Petrach was an Italian scholar and poet and enticed his fellow man to re-explore the classic humanities. He felt the Middle Ages were corrupt and irrelevant to “Renaissance Man”. In 1341, Petrach became a Poet Laureate.
Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola ‘s “Oration on the Dignity of Man” (1486) is …
… had seen its fair share of war, disease and poverty. Humanists stressed living in the now, rather than living in fear of the ‘afterlife’.
The classic philosophies and literature lead people towards exploring art, literature, philosophy and the classical languages. In essence, the Renaissance era is responsible for some of the greatest inventors and artists of Post-Modern Europe.
Though Renaissance Humanism began in Florence, Italy, it …
… comes from the Latin word ‘rebirth’ and Humanism indeed sparked life into Western Europe after the darkness of the Middle Ages.
Kreis, S. Renaissance Humanism
“Lectures on Modern European Intellectual History”