Movement in literature, art, religion, and theol. in the last half of the 18th and 1st part of the 19th c. Developed on background of classicism, humanism,* and the Enlightenment.* Characterized by subjectivity, appeal to imagination and fancy, emphasis on beauty of the natural world, mystery, idealizing pantheism or its counterpart as an explanation of the relation bet. the inner and outer world, freedom for each personality. See also Christian Church, History of the, III 14; Secularism.
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