Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1326978802

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Thomas Paine (or Pain; February 9, 1737 [O.S. January 29, 1736] – June 8, 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. His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights. He has been called "a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination." Born in Thetford, England, in the county of Norfolk, Paine migrated to the British American colonies in 1774 with the help of Benjamin Franklin, arriving just in time to participate in the American Revolution. Virtually every rebel read (or listened to a reading of) his powerful pamphlet Common Sense (1776), proportionally the all-time best-selling American title, which crystallized the rebellious demand for independence from Great Britain.

The Age of Reason, the Complete Edition

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989635516


Page: 370

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The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition is one of the most powerful thought provoking books ever written about God and religion. It smashes through the ancient walls of superstition and fear of the "revealed" religions with the unstoppable battering ram of our innate God-given reason! Thomas Paine was often attacked for having written this enlightening book, but his arguments and profound observations found within have never been defeated. This edition contains the seldom seen third part to The Age of Reason and, unlike any other editions, also includes all of Paine's known essays and correspondence regarding God, Deism, the Bible and theology.

Age of Reason

The Definitive Edition

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615983820

Category: Rationalism

Page: 250

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Age of Reason, The Definitive Edition, includes Paine's original two volumes of Age of Reason, plus his third volume which remained unreleased until 1807. President Thomas Jefferson convinced Paine not to publish his third volume in 1802, as Paine originally intended, out of fear of the backlash it may cause. Now, thanks to this edition of Paine's Age of Reason, the modern reader can enjoy Paine's three-volume original work in one distinguished manuscript.

Thomas Paine

Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations

Author: Craig Nelson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143112389

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 396

View: 5262

A profile of the United States and French Republic founder describes him as a controversial figure who helped shape the revolutionary age, in an account that discusses his rise to fame and prominence, and his relationships with his contemporaries.

Thomas Paine and the Literature of Revolution

Author: Edward Larkin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139445986

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Although the impact of works such as Common Sense and The Rights of Man has led historians to study Thomas Paine's role in the American Revolution and political scientists to evaluate his contributions to political theory, scholars have tacitly agreed not to treat him as a literary figure. This book not only redresses this omission, but also demonstrates that Paine's literary sensibility is particularly evident in the very texts that confirmed his importance as a theorist. And yet, because of this association with the 'masses', Paine is often dismissed as a mere propagandist. Thomas Paine and the Literature of Revolution recovers Paine as a transatlantic popular intellectual who would translate the major political theories of the eighteenth century into a language that was accessible and appealing to ordinary citizens on both sides of the Atlantic.

Thomas Paine and the Promise of America

A History & Biography

Author: Harvey J. Kaye

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 9780374707064

Category: History

Page: 336

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Thomas Paine was one of the most remarkable political writers of the modern world and the greatest radical of a radical age. Through writings like Common Sense—and words such as "The sun never shined on a cause of greater worth," "We have it in our power to begin the world over again," and "These are the times that try men's souls"—he not only turned America's colonial rebellion into a revolutionary war but, as Harvey J. Kaye demonstrates, articulated an American identity charged with exceptional purpose and promise.

The Age of Reason Thomas Paine

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541225886


Page: 144

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The Age of Reason; Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology is a work written by English and American political activist Thomas Paine. It follows in the tradition of eighteenth-century British deism, and challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. Originally distributed as unbound pamphlets, it was published in three parts in 1794, 1795, and 1807. It was a best-seller in the United States, 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 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.

Paine, Scripture, and Authority

The Age of Reason as Religious and Political Idea

Author: Edward Hutchins Davidson,William J. Scheick

Publisher: Lehigh University Press

ISBN: 9780934223294

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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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.

Thomas Paine's Rights of Man

Author: Christopher Hitchens

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802143839

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

View: 3824

The author of Why Orwell Matters demonstrates how Thomas Paine's Declaration of the Rights of Man, first published in 1791, a passionate defense of the inalienable rights of humankind, forms the philosophical cornerstone of the United States of America, in an engaging critical work. Reprint.

Thomas Paine

Britain, America, and France in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution

Author: J. C. D. Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198816995


Page: 512

View: 9501

Because Paine was so important, how we interpret him has major implications for how we understand the radical and revolutionary traditions in Britain and North America. This book argues that Paine has been the focus of mythmaking, and that a correct understanding of him demands reconsideration of the achievement of human rights, democracy, and internationalism in our own day.

The Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615922547

Category: Philosophy

Page: 159

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Thomas Paine, defender of freedom, independence, and rational common sense during America's turbulent revolutionary period, offers insights into religion which ring sharply true more than two centuries later. This unabridged edition of The Age of Reason sets forth Paine's provocative observations on the place of religion in society.

Common Sense and Selected Works of Thomas Paine

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1626861358

Category: History

Page: 472

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The pen is mightier than the sword, and this pen helped bring about the American Revolution. Thomas Paine is one of history’s most renowned thinkers and was indispensible to both the American and French revolutions. The three works included, Common Sense, The Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason, are among his most famous publications. Paine is probably best known for his hugely popular pamphlet, Common Sense, which swayed public opinion in favor of American independence from England. The Rights of Man and The Age of Reason further advocated for universal human rights, a republican instead of monarchical government, and truth and reason in politics. The works of this moral visionary, whose ideas are as relevant today as ever, are now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, providing a stylish and affordable addition to any library.

Thomas Paine on Liberty

Including Common Sense and Other Writings

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616083514

Category: History

Page: 140

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Collects passages about freedom from the government, religions, and monopolies, taken from Thomas Paine's books, letters, and pamphlets.