New England And the Bavarian Illuminati

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That great European movement in the direction of the secularization of thought to which the expressive term, the Aufklädrung or Enlightenment, has been applied, and which reached its apogee in th


e latter half of the eighteenth century, encountered a stubborn opposition in southern Germany in the electorate of Bavaria. The pivot of Bavarian politics, particularly from the beginning of the sixteenth century, had been the alliance which had been effected between the clerical party and the civil power. The Counter Reformation which followed in the wake of the Lutheran movement was able to claim the field in Bavaria without the necessity of a combat.

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