Concurrent with the rise of Deism, Freemasonry, and Illuminism, the “enlightened” search for a “natural religion,” and opposition to ecclesiastical dogmatism, also brought about the decline in Jesuit hegemony … and an ensuing bitter struggle.

Terry Melanson, Perfectibilists: The 18th Century Bavarian Order of the Illuminati

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