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Terms Aufklärung Another name for the  German Enlightenment . Deism A system of faith to which many of the French  philosophes  and other Enlightenment  thinkers subscribed. Deists believed in an all-powerful God but viewed him as a “cosmic  watchmaker” who created the universe and set it in autonomous motion and then never  again tampered with it. Deists also shunned organized religion, especially Church  doctrines about eternal damnation and a “natural” hierarchy of existence. Enlightened Absolutism A trend in European governments during the later part of the Enlightenment, in which a  number of  absolute monarchs  adopted Enlightenment-inspired reforms yet retained a  firm grip on power.  Frederick the Great  of Prussia,  Maria-Theresa  and  Joseph II  of  Austria,  Charles III  of Spain, and  Catherine the Great  of Russia are often counted  among these “enlightened despots.” French Revolution
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