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The alumbrados was a term used to loosely describe practitioners of a mystical form of Christianity in Spain during the 15th-16th centuries. Some alumbrados were only mildly heterodox, but others held views that were clearly heretical. Consequently, they were firmly repressed and became some of the early victims of the Spanish Inquisition.

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Google previewWhite-Out (2005)

by Robert Herndon Sr

Alumbrados means enlighten ones. It was an occultic order. "Speculative Masonry was the next secret society to be based on the Cabala. The Scottish Rite , along with mystic symbolism was taken from Templar, Jewish and Occultic origins.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Radical Christianity (2012)

by William H. Brackney

The Alumbrados were characterized by absolute subjugation ...

Google previewThe New Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (2005)

by Philip Sheldrake

which was used to describe the type of prayer advocated by the alumbrados. It is unflfflf what giggly was meant by the term. However, it seems to have arisen as a variant of the prayer of recogimiento (lit. 'gathering together') ...

Google previewAn Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies (2007)

by Orlando O. EspĂ­n, James B. Nickoloff

ALUMBRADOS/ILUMINATI "Alumbrados" (in Spanish) or "Iluminati" (in Latin) means "enlightened" and was the name given to a group of mystics in Spain who claimed to have attained the direct vision of God through meditation. The name ...

Google previewThe Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms, Second Edition (2014)

Revised and Expanded by Donald K. McKim

illuminated, the See competentes Illuminati Another term for the Alumbrados. Also a term for 18th-century mystics in southern France, Rosicrucians, and some 18th-century rationalists. See also Alumbrados. illumination ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

The Illuminati (alumbrados), who were very much akin to the medieval sectaries, and the mystics of Castile and Aragon were ruthlessly examined, judged and executed. Not even the most famous persons could escape the suspicious zeal of ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of World Religions (1999)

by Wendy Doniger, Merriam-Webster, Inc

the Catholic mon- archs of Aragon and Castile requested a special institution to combat apostate former Jews and Muslims as well as such heretics as the Alumbrados. Thus in 1478 Pope Sixtus IV authorized the Spanish Inquisition. The first ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Religions (2008)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

used it only occasionally; but, after the Muslims had been driven out, the Catholic monarchs of Aragon and Castile requested a special institution to combat apostate former Jews and Muslims as well as such heretics as the Alumbrados.

Google previewDictionary of Historical Allusions (1903)

by Thomas Benfield Harbottle

See Albigenses, Alumbrados, Anabaptists, Arminians, Arya Somaj, Assassins, Bianchi, Brah- mo Somaj, Brownists, Calixtines, Cameronians, Doppers, Duk- hobors, Erastians, Fifth Monarchy Men, Flagellants, Hussites, Iconoclasts, Illuminati, ...

Google previewNelson's Dictionary of Christianity (2001)

The Authoritative Resource on the Christian World by George Kurian

the Alumbrados, and Protestants, but over the years it expanded its jurisdiction to cover homosexuals, freemasons, witches, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Sufism (2005)

by John Renard

Sadiles y alumbrados. Madrid: Hiperion, 1990. Attas, Sayyid Naguib al-. The Mysticism of Hamza Fansuri.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Chronology, Or Historical and Statistical Register (1870)

by William Henry Overall

ILLUMINATI, a sect charged with heresy, which originated in Spain, denominated there Alumbrados or enlighteners, 1575 ; a society somewhat similar ...

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