Voltairianism


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Voltairianism, Voltairism

the doctrines of Voltaire, marked mainly by religious skepticism, frequently seen in his literary works, such as Candide. — Voltairian, n., adj.
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Var vartsev also wrote: "Voltaire's name as embodied in the term 'Voltairianism' or free thought and criticism of tyranny and clericalism, found expression in the activities of [the Ukrainians] la.
Just prior to Louis-Philippe's rule, the French middle class had begun subscribing to the enlightenment version of religious skepticism called "Voltairianism"; attendance of young people in church had noticeably declined.
The author calls for a return to the Church to save people from themselves and predicts that when a new generation could succeed in replacing immoral and futile Voltairianism, Mayeux would finally have been put to rest.