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Why is the Enlightenment a Significant Event? It was an intellectual movement in thinking, which moved society's thinking away from religious thinking, dominated by the Church, to rational thought dominated by science The Enlightenment (or 'Age of Reason') is a term used to describe the philosophical, scientific, and rational attitudes, the freedom from superstition, and the belief in religious tolerance of much of 18th-century Europe. People believe the start of the Enlightenment period was between 16…

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…growth of modern secularism. It served as the model for political and economic liberalism and for humanitarian reform throughout the 19th-century Western world. It was the watershed for the pervasive belief. In the possibility and the necessity of progress, that survived, if only in attenuated form, into the 20th century. It was an intellectual movement in thinking, which moved society's thinking away from religious thinking, dominated by the church, to rational thought dominated by science.