Aufklärung, The

Aufklärung, The, or Illuminationism, a movement, conspicuously of the present time, the members of which pique themselves on ability to disperse the darkness of the world, if they could only persuade men to forego reason, and accept sense, common-sense, as the only test of truth, and who profess to settle all questions of reason, that is, of faith, by appeal to private judgment and majorities, or as Dr. Stirling defines it, “that stripping of us naked of all things in heaven and upon earth, at the hands of the modern party of unbelief, and under the guidance of so-called rationalism.”

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Auf`recht, Theodor * Auge`as
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Audebert, Jean Baptiste
Audley, Sir Thomas, Lord
Au`douin, Jean Victor
Audran, Gerard
Au`dubon, John James
Au`erbach, Bertholo
Au`ersperg, Count von
Auf`recht, Theodor
Aufklärung, The
Au`gereau, Pierre François Charles
Au`gier, Émile
Augsburg Confession
Augustan Age