The Age of Reason

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The Age of Reason is one of the most influential defences of Deism (the idea that God can be known without organized religion) ever written. This edition presents Part 1...

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The Age of Reason - Thomas Paine
pdf | 327 KB | English | Isbn: 9781770482852 | Author: Thomas Paine | Release Date: 2011-07-14
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The Age of Reason is one of the most influential defences of Deism (the idea that God can be known without organized religion) ever written. This edition presents Part 1, Paine’s controversial philosophical argument against revealed religion, with representative excerpts of his biblical analysis from Parts 2 and 3. Appendices include numerous selections from Paine’s other religious writing, his Deist influences, and his contemporary opposition.
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#1 The Age of Reason

The Age of Reason Book Thomas Paine
  • Author : Thomas Paine
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-14
  • Total Pages : 275
  • Genre : Religion
  • Review : (395)

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The Age of Reason is one of the most influential defences of Deism (the idea that God can be known without organized religion) ever written. This edition presents Part 1, Paine’s controversial philosophical argument against revealed religion, with representative excerpts of his biblical analysis from Parts 2 and 3. Appendices include numerous selections from Paine’s other religious writing, his Deist influences, and his contemporary opposition.

#2 The Age of Reason

The Age of Reason Book Thomas Paine
  • Author : Thomas Paine
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-08-01
  • Total Pages : 220
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Review : (262)

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In The Age of Reason, Thomas Paine declares that all religious traditions are ultimately established for the dependence of mankind. He openly criticizes the Bible and many of the fallacies contained within, as well as providing a shrewd analysis of Christianity and how it developed from its pagan ancestry-arguments many critics claim carry weight today. Being an idealist, a radical, and a master rhetorician, Paine wrote and lived with a keen sense of urgency and excitement. However, he alienated many of his countrymen with his incendiary viewpoints. Forced to leave America for England, Paine eventually returned to the United States in 1802, though he remained all but ostracized. He died in poverty seven years later in 1809. THOMAS PAINE (1737-1809) was an Anglo-American political theorist and writer born in Norfolk, England. In 1774, Paine emigrated to America, bearing letters of introduction from Benjamin Franklin. Soon thereafter, he became involved in the clashes between England and the American colonies and published the enormously successful pamphlet Common Sense in 1776, which was widely distributed and contributed to the patriot cause throughout the American Revolution.

#3 The Age of Reason

The Age of Reason Book Thomas Paine
  • Author : Thomas Paine
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Total Pages : 220
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Review : (1)

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Paine's years of study and reflection on the role of religion in society culminated with this, his final work. An attack on revealed religion from the deist point of view -- embodied by Paine's credo, "I believe in one God, and no more" -- its critical and objective examination of Old and New Testaments cites numerous contradictions.

#4 The Age of Reason

The Age of Reason Book Thomas Paine
  • Author : Thomas Paine
  • Publisher : Standard Ebooks
  • Release Date : 2021-04-29T19:14:01Z
  • Total Pages : 320
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Review : (292)

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The Age of Reason is an important work in the American Deist movement. Paine worked on it continually for more than a decade, publishing it in three parts from 1794 through 1807. It quickly became a best-seller in post-Revolution America, spurring a revival in Deism as an alternative to the prevailing Christian influence. In clear, simple, and often funny language, Paine attempts to dissect the Bible’s supposed inaccuracies and hypocrisies. He portrays the Bible as a human construct, full of illogic, errors, and internal inconsistencies, as opposed to it being a text born of divine inspiration. On those arguments he pivots to decrying not just Christianity, but organized religion as a whole, as a human invention created to terrorize and enslave. Instead of accepting organized religion, he states that “his mind is his own church” and that man must embrace reason. While these arguments weren’t new to the wealthy and educated class of the era, they were new to the poor masses. The book was at first distributed as cheap unbound pamphlets, making it easily accessible to the poor; and Paine’s simple language was written in way the poor could understand and sympathize with. This made the powerful very nervous, and, fearing that the book could cause a potential revolution, Paine and his publishers were suppressed. Paine wrote The Age of Reason while living in Paris. In France, its thesis wasn’t revolutionary enough for the bloodthirsty Jacobins; he was imprisoned there for ten months and only escaped execution through a stroke of luck. Meanwhile in Britain, the government considered the pamphlets seditious. British booksellers and publishers involved in printing and distributing the pamphlets were repeatedly tried for seditious and blasphemous libel, with some even receiving sentences of hard labor. Paine began writing Part III after escaping France for America, but even the American elite thought the book too scandalous, with Thomas Jefferson—himself a Deist—advising Paine not to publish. Paine listened to Jefferson’s advice and held off publishing Part III for five years before publishing extracts as separate pamphlets. For that reason, Part III is not a concrete publication, but rather an arrangement of several loosely-related pamphlets organized at the discretion of an edition’s editor. Once it was in the hands of Americans, it sparked a revival in Deism in the United States before being viciously attacked from all sides. Paine earned a reputation as an agitator and blasphemer that stuck to him for the rest of his life. Despite The Age of Reason’s harsh reception—or perhaps, because of it, and the controversy and discussion it caused—it achieved a popularity in England, France, and America that gave it incredible influence in those nation’s perspectives on organized religion. This book is part of the Standard Ebooks project, which produces free public domain ebooks.

#5 THE AGE OF REASON - Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology (Including "The Life of Thomas Paine")

THE AGE OF REASON - Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology (Including
  • Author : Thomas Paine
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2016-09-21
  • Total Pages : 870
  • Genre : Religion
  • Review : (325)

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This carefully crafted ebook: "THE AGE OF REASON - Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology (Including "The Life of Thomas Paine")" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Age of Reason is an influential work by Thomas Paine that follows in the tradition of eighteenth-century British deism, and challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. It presents common deistic arguments; for example, it highlights what Paine saw as corruption of the Christian Church and criticizes its efforts to acquire political power. Paine advocates reason in the place of revelation, leading him to reject miracles and to view the Bible as "an ordinary piece of literature rather than as a divinely inspired text". It promotes natural religion and argues for the existence of a creator-God. The Age of Reason is divided into three sections. In Part I, Paine outlines his major arguments and personal creed. In Parts II and III he analyzes specific portions of the Bible in order to demonstrate that it is not the revealed word of God. Most of Paine's arguments had long been available to the educated elite, but by presenting them in an engaging and irreverent style, he made deism appealing and accessible to a mass audience. Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, and he inspired the rebels in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. Paine's ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights.

#6 Paine, Scripture, and Authority

Paine, Scripture, and Authority Book Edward Hutchins Davidson,William J. Scheick,J R Millikan Centennial Professor of English and American Literature William J Scheick
  • Author : Edward Hutchins Davidson,William J. Scheick,J R Millikan Centennial Professor of English and American Literature William J Scheick
  • Publisher : Lehigh University Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total Pages : 156
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Review : (369)

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His authority is always grounded in the very authority he deposes, with the result that his voice is little more than a theatrical performance that unwittingly re-enacts the rhetorical maneuvers of deposed father figures.

#7 The Age of Reason

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  • Author : Thomas Paine
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Release Date : 2021-09-27
  • Total Pages : 333
  • Genre : History
  • Review : (263)

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The Age of Reason Thomas Paine - The Age of Reason: Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology, a deistic treatise written by eighteenth-century British radical and American revolutionary Thomas Paine, critiques institutionalized religion and challenges the inerrancy of the Bible. Published in three parts in 1794, 1795, and 1807, it was a bestseller in America, where it caused a short-lived deistic revival. British audiences, however, fearing increased political radicalism as a result of the French revolution, received it with more hostility. The Age of Reason presents common deistic arguments; for example, it highlights the corruption of the Christian Church and criticizes its efforts to acquire political power. Paine advocates reason in the place of revelation, leading him to reject miracles and to view the Bible as an ordinary piece of literature rather than as a divinely inspired text. The Age of Reason is not atheistic, but deistic: it promotes natural religion and argues for a creator-God.

#8 The Age of Reason

The Age of Reason Book Thomas Paine
  • Author : Thomas Paine
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-04-02
  • Total Pages : 229
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (126)

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The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies to another this right, makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it.” ― Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason The Age of Reason is Thomas Paine’s scathing critique of religion in society.

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The Age of Reason Book Thomas Paine
  • Author : Thomas Paine
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-06-08
  • Total Pages : 143
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (133)

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A Revolutionary Philosophical Work "It is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty, rapine, and murder; for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man." Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason The Age of Reason was written by Thomas Paine as a Deist text which was well received in the United States in the late 18th century but seen as too incendiary in the United Kingdom. The Age of Reason challenges the idea of state religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes