Religion as the Aim of Enlightenment
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Religious Enlightenment is the highest form of Enlightenment, and the author proposes to conclude this work by discussing it and setting it up as the goal of endeavour. The fact is that enlightenment and religion are so far from being incompatible that the religious state can be described as the last goal of all true Enlightenment. Metaphysically, however, that which is posited metaphysically is taken as the foundation of the ethical concepts. The emotion itself is of great practical importance because, like every other emotion, it has the power to direct the will. At the same time it works towards the good because justification precedes it, or, if put it that way, goes hand in hand with it. Church-doctrine is the teaching of religion in its dogmatic form; it does not offer a clear justification to reason, but is given as a "revelation".