enlightenment


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the condition of being informed spiritually

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education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge

(Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation

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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Why was the Enlightenment seen as the source of or the cure for the thoroughly modern phenomenon of totalitarianism?
At its origins, enlightenment had a progressive thrust because it demanded the overthrow of the old authorities--throne and altar.
Born a prince, he forsook his background to seek spiritual enlightenment and eventually became the first Buddha, an ``enlightened one'' who teaches transcendence, in the sixth century B.
Canada as we know it is a product of the Scottish enlightenment.
The great importance of the Scottish Enlightenment, which domesticated the Aufklarung's anti-Christian elements, figures prominently in several essays.
Read typologically, the Queen's enlightenment signifies the universal truth of Christianity, intended for the pagan as well as the Christian world.
A more direct and important challenge to the Islamist tide comes from the Enlightenment Society.
Chairman of the Genomics Enlightenment Foundation and CEO of CLC bio, Thomas Knudsen, states, "Instead of sponsoring multiple small non-profit events, we have decided to focus all our sponsoring efforts by establishing and funding an independent foundation, with the aim of facilitating events that will present cutting-edge research within high-throughput sequencing and genomics analyses.
of Nottingham, England), explore 18th-century discourses on aesthetics, politics, and philosophy that were part of the cross-cultural French, German, and English intellectual exchanges in reaction to Enlightenment thought.
The third Protestant theologian examined is Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten (1706-1757), eminent professor at Halle, who influenced the German theological enlightenment in both direct and indirect ways.
agrees that "the Enlightenment critique of revealed religion" has "significant validity" (54).
Withers offers an ambitious and original survey of the recent historiography of the Enlightenment.
IT IS A "beleaguered, courageous little democratic upholder of freedom and enlightenment.
Where the Enlightenment is concerned, there are few philosophical texts which are so often cited as Kant's famous essay An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment?
According to Bishop, understanding why we created the beliefs and challenges is the first step to enlightenment.