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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.

— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

GENRE
Non-Fiction
RELEASED
2010
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
281
Pages
PUBLISHER
MobileReference
SELLER
MobileReference
SIZE
277.7
KB

Customer Reviews

Miles Rezlab ,

Thomas Paine - The Age of Reason

An enlightening and clarifying book. Though Paine's personal dislikes bubble to the surface from time to time his simple and powerful message remains on point. The world would be less ridiculous if more people read this and applied its truths.

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