Age of Reason

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a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine

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The Rose Cross and the age of reason; eighteenth-century Rosicrucianism in Central Europe and its relationship to the Enlightenment.
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This control was loosened during the Enlightenment in the 18th-century Age of Reason, which led to secular democracy in Europe.
The Godolphin pair of Friston Forest and Age Of Reason head the weights.
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A confidence in science attended the Age of Reason - the idea of inexorable progress was born.
FIRST Holy Communion traditionally is a time when children reach the age of reason.
Some might quibble about the age of reason and wonder if they were at least 7 years old.
Christians have therefore euphemized or ignored these teachings, and Thomas Paine, in The Age of Reason, gave the obvious explanation: this sort of surrender to earthly injustice, he said, amounted to "sinking man into a spaniel."
The 18thcentury may have been dubb ed the Age of Reason,but,fo rthose who lived through it, this was the age of acute bodily discomfort.
I really think Bush would be better served by reading (or having read to him) The Age Of Reason, by Thomas Paine, one of the architects of the American constitution, who wrote, ``The world is my country, all mankind my brethren and my religion is to do good.''
As a whole, though, they would seem to epitomize the "Age of Reason," the first half of the 18th century in which they written.
Yet buried in the gorgeousness of his words is a direct, acerbic intelligence that is an odd blend of the Age of Reason and the Machine Age.
The Age of Reason required the forging of more sympathetic role models, more enlightened ways of scripting the self.