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The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine: 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 ...
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The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine: 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612981802
  • Publisher: United Holdings Group
  • Publication date: 1/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 352 KB

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  • Posted July 28, 2011

    Un readable!!

    This piece of crap has every appearance of having been optically scanned with a bad text recognition program. It is so badly compiled that it cannot be read. Not compatible with Nook.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2006

    Religion the trap

    Egocentricity is the main reason people choose a religion for. The love of saying I am the one who is right, in case of religion, always right. Age of Reason is a book that tells the reader to simply use his/her brain and make use of the bliss of logic. How come we always accept ideas without examining them? Were we taught at schools to accept things just like that? Then why do we do so with religion? Why do we refuse aliens or some supernatural phenomena but then accept religion? Why do we dare to defy our parents in almost anything but when it comes to religion we just, at least the majority of us, obey?! Religion is truly the opium of the masses. Read Thomas Pain, the man has something to say in this book...

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 1999

    An expose of the 'cut and paste' of Christianity's Bible

    Anti-Christian is not the same as anti-God, as Thomas Paine clearly defines. The first is Institutional and supremely demanding, the other (Deism) is one's belief in a personal God based on reason, not tyranny. Although I rated this book five stars, I believe the author ignores perhaps the most important aspect of the Bible, its symbolism. One needs to read Isaiah, Book II to tune into the meaning of those symbols and to more honestly interpret the miracles suppossedly performed. But except for this, the book is a primer for any honest student of Christianity, or other religious belief, all of which are blueprints for values and norms the purpose of which is to make any community functional. Kosovo and the Serbian attempt at ethnic cleansing is but one of several current examples of what religion can do. History is rife with other extreme examples.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    A terrific book!

    This book, like all of Thomas Paine's work, is wonderful. However, the quality of this e book is just disappointing. It is full of gibberish, the gibberish being horribly translated words and sentences. A few words are easy to make out, but I found much of what I read very difficult to understand, since it was random letters and sometimes even numbers forming "words".

    Again, great book, bad translation. Still worth it since it is free!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

    Love love love must read

    He speaks the truth. Love it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2011

    Poorly scanned

    The text is garbled an unreadable.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

    My chosen book is Age of Reason, written by Thomas Paine. The Ag

    My chosen book is Age of Reason, written by Thomas Paine. The Age of Reason was written as a revolutionary movement by Thomas Paine and challenged longstanding religions and the validity of the Bible (the central text of Christianity). The time period and the historical events that this book references is known as the European Enlightenment (also called the Age of Reason). Enlightenment thinkers all over Europe examined outdated power players (such as the Papal Seat) and incorporated individualism, humanism, and scientific ways of examining the world. Paine’s credentials and biographical information were important in deciding the point of view at ca. 1700s. Paine openly condemned the Bible and addressed misunderstandings of the Bible. He has these views at this time ca. 1700s as the Catholic Church’s hypocritical behavior is truly farcical and does not help much that almost all of Europeans follow the Papal Seat. This book gave me a deeper insight into this era of world history as helped me understand the ideas of normal common folk challenging traditional authority. This book is from the time period; therefore it tells us the people during ca. 1700s were tired of the traditional social structures, the outdated political structure, the agricultural productivity that increased and so with back pains of the peasant class, cultural conflicts and border disputes, and the unequal socio-economic classes. Paine’s writing style and general pace of the book was affected as it mainly was a bunch of rants that were extended and involving a lot of details that are contrary to traditional ways of thinking about the Creator.

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

    Highly recommended reading - a must for those with inquiring minds

    The first time I ever heard of the book "The Age of Reason" was when I was doing research on the Georgia Guidestones. On it's explanatory tablet was the reference to Thomas Paines's book "The Age of Reason" and it's anti-Christian views, his hostility against religion. Mr. Paine wrote during the French revolution, a revolution to de-Christianize France and throw off the shackles of the Catholic Church. It's an attack on pagan, Babylonian Christianity of Revelation 17 passed off as truth. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to know how things were in France and what angered Napoleon and fired up the revolution.

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  • Posted May 19, 2011

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    Wow.

    This was revolutionary. Mind toggling.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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