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 Age of Reason

In Two Parts

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christianity

Page: 172

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Basic Writings of Thomas Paine

Common Sense, Rights of Man, Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine,Richard Huett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258840730


Page: 632

View: 8212

This is a new release of the original 1942 edition.

Collected Writings

Author: Thomas Paine,Eric Foner

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781883011031

Category: History

Page: 906

View: 6105

Includes some of the writings that forged the spirit of a new nation, including "Common Sense," "The Crisis," "The Rights of Man," and The Age of Reason."



Author: Neal Stephenson

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641025478

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9976

London, 1714: Der Naturphilosoph, Puritaner und Querdenker Daniel Waterhouse kehrt als alter Mann nach England zurück. Er hat der hohen See und berüchtigten Piraten getrotzt, um in der Heimat im erbitterten Streit zwischen Newton und Leibniz zu vermitteln. Doch kaum angekommen, sieht Waterhouse sich bereits in ein Komplott verstrickt. Ein wahrhaft teuflischer Anschlag auf den Londoner Tower zielt auf die Vernichtung der sich entwickelnden modernen Geldwirtschaft im Empire, und damit letztlich auf die Zerstörung der neuen Weltordnung. Im Zentrum dieser Umtriebe steht Jack Shaftoe, König der Vagabunden und Newtons Nemesis. Allerdings treibt ihn nicht sein Hang zu perfiden Schurkenstreichen in dieses finstere Spiel, sondern seine Liebe zu der einzigartigen Eliza. Deren Lebensweg führte von einem türkischen Harem erst an den Hof des Sonnenkönigs und schließlich sogar zu einer eigenen Grafschaft. Nun aber setzt Ludwig XIV. Eliza als lebendes Unterpfand in seinem Ringen um die Macht in Europa ein ...

The Transatlantic Republican

Thomas Paine and the Age of Revolutions

Author: Bernard Vincent

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042016140

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 178

View: 4174

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 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

View: 3575

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

Author: Thomas Paine


ISBN: 1326977881

Category: Social Science

Page: 626

View: 1025

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.-

Die Rechte des Menschen

Eine Antwort auf Burke's Angriff gegen die französische Revolution u. zugleich eine Kritik des Wesens u. des Werthes der verschied. bestehenden Regierungsformen. Aus dem Englischen. Mit einer Biographie des Verfassers u. einer Vorrede von Friedrich Hecker. [Paine, Thomas]

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: N.A



Page: 368

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

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541125469


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.

Thomas Paine

Author: A. J. Ayer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226033396

Category: History

Page: 195

View: 3747

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.

Writings of Thomas Paine - Volume 4

The Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Tredition Gmbh

ISBN: 9783849171476


Page: 184

View: 3477

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS. It contains classical literature works from over two thousand years. Most of these titles have been out of print and off the bookstore shelves for decades. The book series is intended to preserve the cultural legacy and to promote the timeless works of classical literature. Readers of a TREDITION CLASSICS book support the mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion. With this series, tredition intends to make thousands of international literature classics available in printed format again - worldwide.

The Theological Works of Thomas Paine

Containing the Age of Reason, Examination of Prophecies, Letter to the Bishop of Llandaff, Etc.,etc

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: N.A


Category: Rationalism

Page: 323

View: 831

Paine: Political Writings

Author: Thomas Paine,Bruce Kuklick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521667999

Category: History

Page: 347

View: 9745

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

The Life and Major Writings of Thomas Paine

Includes Common Sense, the American Crisis, Rights of Man, the Age of Reason and Agrarian Justice

Author: Thomas Paine,Philip Sheldon Foner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780735100770

Category: Political Science

Page: 632

View: 1742

Thomas Paine and the Literature of Revolution

Author: Edward Larkin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139445986

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 9881

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.