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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 previewThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Jesuits (2017)

by Armstrong, Megan and Corkery, James , SJ, and Fleming, Alison and Worcester, Thomas SJ Prieto, Andrés Ignacio Shea, Henry , SJ

Alumbrados, meaning “illuminated” in English, was the name given to a spiritual movement that originated in the Spanish region of Castile in the early seventeenth century. Its practices were adopted by devout women and men ...

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 previewHistorical Dictionary of Radical Christianity (2012)

by William H. Brackney

The Alumbrados were characterized by absolute subjugation ...

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

by Orlando O. Espín, 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 previewHistorical Dictionary of Sufism (2005)

by John Renard

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

Google previewNelson's Dictionary of Christianity (2001)

The Authoritative Resource on the Christian World by George Kurian

Illuminati (Alumbrados, or the Enlightened Ones) Members of a Spanish mystical group. It was led by Pedro Ruiz de Alcarez, a member of the dexados movement. They emphasized freedom in God's love and submission to God's will and lived ...

Google previewThe HarperCollins Encyclopedia of Catholicism (1995)

by Richard P. McBrien

Alumbrados (ah-luhm-brah'dohs), Spanish term from the Latin Illuminati for a group of individuals in sixteenth-century Spain claiming direct divine illumination and valuing inward prayer alone. Thinking the sacraments, the saints, and perhaps ...

Google previewEnciclopedia de Las Creencias Y Religiones (2006)

by Jorge Blaschke

alumbrados Los alumbrados fueron un movimiento ...

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