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Definitions

Progressive Humanism*: An ever-evolving approach to human understanding and meaning that considers the inherent power of persons to shape and influence societal development and progress.

Transcendentalism: A philosophical approach to human advancement that promotes the evolution and elevation of human consciousness above and beyond existing systems of thought and praxis.

Human Potential: The study and practice of means and methods through which any and all possibilities for human evolution and advancement might be isolated, understood, and applied towards intentional progress.

Futurism: The study and application of maximized potentials and expanded capabilities through which humans might manifest an optimal and sustainable future.

* Please note that my approach to humanism is not to be confused with “Secular Humanism” proper, but is most closely aligned with what is known as “Theistic Humanism,” which acknowledges the existence and direct involvement of God with and through humanity.