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Enlightenment
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Middlemarch
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  • Timothy was a wiry old laborer, of a type lingering in those times—who had his savings in a stocking-foot, lived in a lone cottage, and was not to be wrought on by any oratory, having as little of the feudal spirit, and believing as little, as if he had not been totally unacquainted with the Age of Reason and the Rights of Man.  (not reviewed by editor)

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  • There isn`t a consensus on when the Age of Enlightenment began.

  • ...various religious cultures with their respective rights can coexist, on condition (and to the degree) that they respect the criteria of the Enlightenment culture and subordinate themselves to it.
    Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedeict XVI)  --  Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures

  • The Renaissance, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the Scientific Revolution were some of the major signposts on Western civilization`s road to modernity.
    Dinesh D`Souza  --  What`s So Great About America

  • Too much of the value of mythos was lost with The Enlightenment.

  • He was a gigantic figure here in Scandinavia, marking the transition from the Baroque period to the Age of Enlightenment.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie`s World

  • The nineteenth century, he concluded, would be to the study of Mind what the eighteenth had been to the study of Matter — an Age of Enlightenment.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace

  • The coming age of enlightenment.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
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