The Age Of Reason download gratisDoor: Thomas Paine
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.
Auteur: Thomas Paine
Papier van: 170 pagina's
Uitgever: Thomas Paine
Publicatie datum: 19 december 2016
Gewicht van: 1434 KB
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Sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant, a fast read about the friendship between a Sioux Indian and a white guy. Great reading. The cultural differences are interesting. I picked this up at the library bookstore for a dollar. Way worth the money spent!