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1 This PowerPoint presentation accompanies Closeup Teaching Unit 6.6.1 Leaders of the Enlightenment 1650-1800, Leaders of the Enlightenment
2 Welcome to the Enlightenment! The Enlightenment lasted from about 1650- 1800.
3 What was the Enlightenment? Attitude and method of thought. Enlightenment: A time when reason was used to find out truths about human beings! “Dare to Know” Immanuel Kant
4 Roots of Enlightenment Renaissance Humanism Importance of the individual Rediscovery of classical teaching
5 Martin Luther challenged the Catholic Church’s authority and brought on the Protestant Reformation beginning in 1517. Roots of Enlightenment Reformation
6 You mean, I’m not the center of everything?! Galileo facing the Roman Inquisition, a painting by Cristiano Banti, 1857 Observation, logic, and reasoning Questioning beliefs and ideas Roots of Enlightenment Scientific Revolution
7 What was the strongest influence on the Enlightenment? How did the Enlightenment affect common citizens? Wait until you see how it affects your life! The Renaissance, Reformation, and Scientific Revolution all contributed with new ways of thinking and looking at things.