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Unformatted text preview: classical or inherited authorities and based their understandings of the natural world on direct observation and mathematical reasoning. Paradigm change Enlightenment: 1. Where? Europe and its colonies 2. What? a. Religion b. Humans- gender, politics, war, etc. c. Intellectual and cultural movement to subject human world to purely rational analysis d. Sought to discover the natural laws that governed society e. Age of reason optimism and faith in human progress 3. Religion and Science a. Religious tolerance i. Reformation ii. Religion in politics iii. Tolerance Act of 1689 b. Beliefs-deism-rational Christianity...
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