The Age of Reason

Product Number: EB00701845
Released: Apr 11, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504044424
Publisher: Open Road Media
Please log in to view pricing


The author of Rights of Man and Common Sense argues for belief in God without religion.My own mind is my own church. In The Age of Reason, political activist and Founding Father Thomas Paine makes a powerful case for a rational approach to theology. In keeping with the intellectual tradition of British Deism, Paine rejects the notion of divine revelation, saying "it is revelation to the first person only, and hearsay to every other." He proceeds with a detailed analysis of the Bible's inconsistencies and historical inaccuracies to conclude that it cannot be a divinely inspired text. Arguing against all forms of organized religion, he declares nature itself to be the only true testament to the existence of a divine creator. Originally published in three parts, in 1794, 1795, and 1807, The Age of Reason was a major influence on the freethinker movement in the United States. In Britain, however, it was declared seditious and led to the arrest of those who dared to print and distribute it. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Author(s): Thomas Paine
Original Publish Date: Apr 11, 2017

All formats/editions

Author(s): Thomas Paine
Narrator(s): Robin Field
Product Number Z100029236
Released: Jul 01, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781596449534
Author(s): Thomas Paine
Genre: History
Product Number EB00680062
Released: Jul 21, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781625583048

Sign up for our email newsletter