The Age of Reason Thomas Paine

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541225886

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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.

Thomas Paine. Major Works: Common Sense / The American Crisis / The Rights Of Man / The Age Of Reason / Agrarian Justice

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326977881

Category: Social Science

Page: 626

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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.-

The Transatlantic Republican

Thomas Paine and the Age of Revolutions

Author: Bernard Vincent

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042016140

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 178

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This collection of essays by Bernard Vincent covers most aspects of Thomas Paine's life, thought, and works. It highlights Paine's contribution to the American and French Revolutions, as well as the active role he played in the intellectual debates of the Age of Enlightenment, in particular through his heated arguments with Edmund Burke or the Abbé Raynal. More than two centuries later, those debates—on the 'universal' nature of human rights or the 'exceptionalism' of the American experience—seem today to be more relevant than ever.Not only have Common Sense, Rights of Man andThe Age of Reason become classics of Anglo-American literature, but, from the moment they appeared, they ushered in a new type of writer, a new way of writing—and a new class of readers. How Paine stormed the “Bastille of Words,” and in so doing served both the “republic” of letters and the cause of democracy, is the real subject of this book.

The Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486130991

Category: History

Page: 224

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DIVBased on years of study and reflection by the author, this 18th-century work, which was written from the deist point of view, questions Christian beliefs and the role of religion in society. /div

The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume IV

(1794-1796), the Age of Reason (Dodo Press)

Author: Thomas Paine,Moncure Daniel Conway

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406561098

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 184

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Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an English pamphleteer, revolutionary, radical, inventor, and intellectual. He lived and worked in Britain until age 37, when he emigrated to the British American colonies, in time to participate in the American Revolution. His principal contribution was the powerful, widely-read pamphlet Common Sense (1776), advocating colonial America's independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and The American Crisis (1776- 1783), a pro-revolutionary pamphlet series. Later, he greatly influenced the French Revolution. He wrote the Rights of Man (1791), a guide to Enlightenment ideas. Despite not speaking French, he was elected to the French National Convention in 1792. The Girondists regarded him as an ally, so, the Montagnards, especially Robespierre, regarded him as an enemy. In December of 1793, he was arrested and imprisoned in Paris, then released in 1794. He became notorious because of The Age of Reason (1793-94), the book advocating deism and arguing against Christian doctrines. In France, he also wrote the pamphlet Agrarian Justice (1795), discussing the origins of property, and introduced the concept of a guaranteed minimum income.

Thomas Paine

Author: A. J. Ayer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226033396

Category: History

Page: 195

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A biography of Thomas Paine, who spent his youth in England but became a hero of the American and French revolutions by writing books and pamphlets which embodied the ideals of freedom, equality, and democracy.

The Writings of Thomas Paine the Age of Reason Part I and II

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541125469

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Page: 82

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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. 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. The book was also inexpensive, putting it within the reach of a large number of buyers. Fearing the spread of what they viewed as potentially revolutionary ideas, the British government prosecuted printers and book-sellers who tried to publish and distribute it. Nevertheless, Paine's work inspired and guided many free thinkers.

The Writings of Thomas Paine: The Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 8892556371

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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IN the opening year, 1793, when revolutionary France had beheaded its king, the wrath turned next upon the King of kings, by whose grace every tyrant claimed to reign. But eventualities had brought among them a great English and American heart—Thomas Paine. He had pleaded for Louis Caper—"Kill the king but spare the man." Now he pleaded,—"Disbelieve in the King of kings, but do not confuse with that idol the Father of Mankind!"

Common Sense, The Rights of Man and Other Essential Writings of ThomasPaine

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101219505

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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A volume of Thomas Paine's most essential works, showcasing one of American history's most eloquent proponents of democracy. Upon publication, Thomas Paine’s modest pamphlet Common Sense shocked and spurred the foundling American colonies of 1776 to action. It demanded freedom from Britain—when even the most fervent patriots were only advocating tax reform. Paine’s daring prose paved the way for the Declaration of Independence and, consequently, the Revolutionary War. For “without the pen of Paine,” as John Adams said, “the sword of Washington would have been wielded in vain.” Later, his impassioned defense of the French Revolution, Rights of Man, caused a worldwide sensation. Napoleon, for one, claimed to have slept with a copy under his pillow, recommending that “a statue of gold should be erected to [Paine] in every city in the universe.” Here in one volume, these two complete works are joined with selections from Pain's other major essays, “The Crisis,” “The Age of Reason,” and “Agrarian Justice.” Includes a Foreword by Jack Fruchtman Jr. and an Introduction by Sidney Hook

The Writings of Thomas Paine - Volume 4 (1794-1796)

The Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 9781318753567

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Page: 216

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Paine: Political Writings

Author: Thomas Paine,Bruce Kuklick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521667999

Category: History

Page: 347

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This is a revised and updated edition of the classic works of Paine.

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.