illuminism


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il·lu·mi·nism

(i-lū'mi-nizm),
A psychotic state of exaltation in which one has delusions and hallucinations of communion with supernatural or exalted beings.
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In 1788, after the suppression of Illuminism in Bavaria, Karl Bahrdt and Baron yon Knigge attempted to revive it under the name of the German Union, which soon came to control the book selling and publishing business in the German lands; this assured that only those books on religion, philosophy, and politics which were acceptable to the Order would be available and read by the public.
Between prosaic illuminism (which is the logical source of modern consumerism) and romantic poetry (which attempts to understand the ineffable nature of life), it can be argued that personal development and historical events are complementary.
In this respect, European literature, even long after the Illuminism or the French (and Russian) revolutions, or for that matter Hollywood films, are full of examples of the ingrained insensitivity inherited from centuries of black slavery.
All utilitarian knowledge represents the amplification of this project, originally outlined in the proposal of illuminism towards the end of the XVIII Century.
Not far away, the French Revolution is brewing and aristocratic heads are about to roll; in Sicily, a revolutionary spirit linked to French illuminism is sweeping over the land.
45] The glorification of peace itself, as the ultimate condition for progress and enlightenment of a nation, was just another homage paid to the age of illuminism.
Robert Crocker's essay on `The Role of Illuminism in the Thought of Henry More' provides an account of the more characteristically `mystical' aspect of Henry More, not just derived from the Florentine Platonism of the Humanists but that tradition of medieval mysticism which he knew through the Theologia Germanica and the Greek patristic notion of `deification'.
In this context, the Orthodox are called to reveal and develop more powerfully all the energies that enable them to find relief of intellectualism through personal faith as mystical experience, of illuminism through the Tradition of the gospel inspired by the Holy Spirit, of conformism through the extraordinary resistance of martyrs, confessors and saints.