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Book: Everyday Humanism

Chapter: 10. On the Limits of Charity

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.20497


This chapter explores the nature and meaning of charity, of the giving of assistance, from a humanist perspective. Drawing from recently natural disasters, it provides attention to how the centrality of human frailty within humanism offers a way of grounding the need to render assistance in ways that do not fall victim the limits of theistic compassion.

Chapter Contributors

  • Anthony B. Pinn ( - book-auth-603) 'Rice University'