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Unformatted text preview: CHAPTER 8: The Age of Enlightenment- IN later centuries, Enlightenment ideas continued to generate opposition to unpopular governments or dominant cultural ideologies or hierarchical social systems...- It was after 1700 that the idea of progress became explicit. (before that = sporadic intellectual dispute among Ancients and Moderns)- They thought of God less as a Father than as a First Cause of the physical universe- Pietism stressed the inner spiritual experience of ordinary persons as distinct from the doctrines taught and debated in theological faculties.- While some of the elite joined in the new movements, it was on the whole those of the least comfortable classes who did so.- ...but the notion of secrecy was foreign to the Enlightenment, which relied above all else on publicity and the reading public.- to be philosophical in the 18 th century meant to approach any subject in a critical and inquiring spirit....
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- Spring '08
- AP European History