Manufacturers of telescopes, microscopes, barometers, air pumps and thermometers prospered during the 18th century, particularly after when the names of famous scientific experimenters became household names: Benjamin Franklin, Joseph Priestley, William Herschel and Sir Joseph Banksfor example.
The French Revolution and the American Revolution were almost direct results of Enlightenment thinking. The product of a search for a natural—rational—religion was Deismwhich, although never an organized cult or movement, conflicted with Christianity for two centuries, especially in England and France.
Clearly a governance philosophy where the king was never wrong was in direct conflict with one whereby citizens by natural law had to consent to the acts and rulings of their government. Marriage meant restriction and convention while love is idealized with chivalry and adventure.
After Newton's death inpoems were composed in his honour for decades. While quite different works, Locke, Hobbes and Rousseau agreed that a social contract, in which the government's authority lies in the consent of the governed,  is necessary for man to live in civil society.
The system of thought known as Scholasticismculminating in the work of Thomas Aquinasresurrected reason as a tool of understanding but subordinated it to spiritual revelation and the revealed truths of Christianity.
Granted, there had been substantial gains made in nearly all walks of life thanks to the progressive ideas of the Enlightenment. Usage terms Public Domain The end of the Enlightenment?
Usage terms Public Domain These new views on religion led to increasing fears among the clergy that the Enlightenment was ungodly and thus harmful to the moral well-being of an increasingly secular society.
In Les Miserablesa woman is described as "the angel spirit. An example of this can be found in Reveries of the Solitary Stroller