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Enlightenment

Our secular culture tells believers that they are too sensible to remain people of faith.

Dec. 14 2017 12:01AM

And perhaps some enlightened despots.

Mustafa Akyol
Nov. 1 2017 12:01AM

Gertrude Himmelfarb, historian of Victorian Britain and of the 18th-century Enlightenment, has lately devoted special attention to Jewish history and culture. What’s the connection?

July 20 2017 12:01AM

“Christmas Eve.”

Kenneth Stevens
May 18 2017 12:01AM

The American exception.

Gertrude Himmelfarb
June 15 2016 12:01AM

Divine judgment vs. a benevolent nature.

Henrik Bering
Jan. 12 2016 12:01AM

He’s fallen into undeserved disrepute of late.

Paul Berman
May 4 2015 12:01AM

The British-Jewish philosopher Isaiah Berlin made it his life’s work to understand and write about the European critics of the 18th-century Enlightenment—not because he, too,. . .

Feb. 20 2015 12:01AM

In the new empire of secular enlightenment, are Christians becoming more and more like Jews?

Nov. 5 2013 12:00AM

Attempting to defend the Enlightenment and Western civilization from postmodern attacks, a new history degenerates instead into a tiresome diatribe against religion.

Jeremy Jennings
Sept. 12 2013 12:00AM

Should the 19th-century Jewish Enlightenment be understood instead as the Romantic movement in Judaism? The evidence is underwhelming.

Daniel B. Schwartz
July 5 2013 12:00AM