The Age of Reason
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. Yet, The Age of Reason is not atheistic: it promotes natural religion and argues for a creator-God.
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January 02, 2014
The truth will set you free. :-)
December 11, 2013
This should be mandatory reading for everyone. It opens your thoughts and preconceptions to many ways of seeing and understanding our lives, science, our world, religion and theology
November 18, 2013
Outstanding book on God, Deism, Nature, Christianity, the Bible, Judaism, etc., It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand Deism. With this important book, Thomas Paine took Deism out of the intellectual parlors and brought it directly to the people!
September 20, 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to The Age of Reason. The first section hooked me, however the second part, despite proving his point, lost me a little. Would highly recommend !!!!!
July 02, 2013
No comment! I have lots of reading to do
April 02, 2013
Average read. Physiologically commonplace. Some new interesting insights.
March 04, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to narrate this. This is nit only a powerful critique of religion, but a beautiful case for deism.
January 14, 2013
Great stuff. He is a very smart man.
September 06, 2012
What an amazing work of philosophy and understanding. One of the greatest thinkers of the modern era centuries before his time. This book should be required reading in highschool.
July 30, 2012
March 08, 2012
So good it could even be live changing.
March 06, 2012
Very good book. I loved it, gonna listen to it again.
September 04, 2011