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What role did the Scientific Revolution play in bringing about the Enlightenment? The Enlightenment challenged the traditional authority of the Church. The Enlightenment called for equality of opportunity for women. Enlightenment thinkers published a series of lengthy encyclopedias. Enlightenment thinkers called for the overthrow of governments.

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Jennifer Patterson on April 16, 2018

The Enlightenment challenged the traditional authority of the church. During the Scientific Revolution, empirical research and the observation is presented as the way to find truths about nature and the universe. Astronomers such as Nicholas Copernicus, Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei were religious men, but was met with much resistance from the established church, because their ideas challenged the church's teaching that the Earth was the center of the universe. The Illustration was even beyond the Scientific Revolution had gone in defiance of the traditions and the authority of the church. A number of thinkers of the Enlightenment were Deists -- belieiving God created the universe, but let it run from there natural principles that He created. Some of the proponents of the Enlightenment such as David Hume and Denis Diderot, he even went as far as agnosticism (Hume) or atheism (Diderot).


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