Dissembling Orthodoxy in the Age of the Enlightenment: Frederick the Great and his Confession of Faith*

  title={Dissembling Orthodoxy in the Age of the Enlightenment: Frederick the Great and his Confession of Faith*},
  author={Andrew Kloes},
  journal={Harvard Theological Review},
  pages={102 - 128}
  • Andrew Kloes
  • Published 1 January 2016
  • History
  • Harvard Theological Review
The name of Friedrich II and his nearly half-century reign from 1740 to 1786 are virtually synonymous with the advent and advance of the Enlightenment in Prussia. In his famous 1784 answer to the question posed by the Berlinische Monatsschrift, “What is enlightenment?” Immanuel Kant asserted that enlightenment could be partially conceptualized as a temporal epoch, one whose salient characteristics, especially in regards to religion, were manifested in the personal opinions and public policies… 
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