Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Those who espoused the sentiments of Daniel Hoffman, professor in the university of Helmstadt, who in the year 1598 taught that the light of reason, even as it appears in the writings of Plato and Aristotle, is adverse to religion; and that the more the human understanding is cultivated by philosophical study, the more perfectly is the enemy supplied with weapons of defence.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Hoffmanists'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/h/hoffmanists.html. 1802.