He was not by temperament an obscurantist, and he began by being something of a political idealist.
He thinks that the motives of Shi Hwang-ti were obscurantist.
But with Pascal we get clean away from the poison-trail of the obscurantist.
You are an enemy of enlightenment, you are an obscurantist, Briquet.
This deficiency played into the hands of the reactionary and obscurantist.
Puritanism might be narrow and bibliolatrous, but it was not obscurantist nor the enemy of science.
For the obscurantist, belief is made easy, and the apologies for the Faith can be comparatively straightforward.
He was as intolerant as a priest, though he had no altar; as obscurantist as a magician, though he had no cave.
No one can venture to dispute these decisions on pain of being reckoned reactionary and obscurantist.
Their scepticism about Universals thus overleapt itself, and fell on the other side, into obscurantist ecclesiasticism.