Modernism vs Humanism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between modernism and humanism

is that modernism is (uncountable) modern or contemporary ideas, thought, practices, etc while humanism is the study of the humanities or the liberal arts; literary (especially classical) scholarship.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

modernism

Noun

  • (uncountable) Modern or contemporary ideas, thought, practices, etc.
  • (countable) Anything that is characteristic of modernity.
  • any of several styles of art, architecture, literature, philosophy, etc., that flourished in the 20th century
  • a religious movement in the early 20th century that tried to reconcile Roman Catholic dogma with modern science and philosophy
  • Derived terms

    * modernist * postmodernism English words suffixed with -ism ----

    humanism

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The study of the humanities or the liberal arts; literary (especially classical) scholarship.
  • (historical, often capitalized) Specifically, a cultural and intellectual movement in 14th-16th century Europe characterised by attention to Classical culture and a promotion of vernacular texts, notably during the Renaissance.
  • * 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 575:
  • There were good reasons for humanism and the Renaissance to take their origins from fourteenth-century Italy.
  • An ethical system that centers on humans and their values, needs, interests, abilities, dignity and freedom; especially used for a secular one which rejects theistic religion and superstition.
  • Humanitarianism, philanthropy.
  • Derived terms

    * humanist * humanistic