I. Intellectual History – II. Theology and Church History – III. Latin America, Asia, Africa – IV. Missiology
I. Intellectual History
1. The Term
Equivalents to the term “Enlightenment” are found in all European languages (Dutch verlichting, Fr. les lumières, Germ. Aufklärung, Ital. illuminismo, Span. ilustración). The term is ambiguous almost to the point of equivocation. The history of the German word is especially illuminating.