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The Age of Reason

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. Yet, The Age of Reason is not atheistic: it promotes natural religion and argues for a creator-God. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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Philosophy

Description:

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. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 12m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:03