The goal that seemed to work best in the West was the Glory of God and living according to the Bible. As Allen Bloom understood the Enlightenment, it was a revolt against Kings and Priests, and that more or less became a revolt against the Bible also. Even Nietzsche –the anti Christ as he thought of himself, as against the kind of Christianity he saw in Germany where people were Christians in word only. The kind of transcendent type of the Aquinas and Meister Eckhart as far as I understood him.