Coverart for item
The Resource The age of reason, Thomas Paine, (electronic resource)

The age of reason, Thomas Paine, (electronic resource)

Label
The age of reason
Title
The age of reason
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Paine
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst, declared Thomas Paine, adding, "every other species of tyranny is limited to the world we live in; but this attempts to stride beyond the grave, and seeks to pursue us into eternity." Paine's years of study and reflection on the role of religion in society culminated with his final work, The Age of Reason. This coolly reasoned polemic influenced religious thinking throughout the world at the dawn of the nineteenth century, and its resonance remains undiminished by time. The selfsame humanist and egalitarian views that made Paine a popular figure of the American Revolution brought him into frequent conflict with political authorities. Parts of The Age of Reason were written in a French jail, where Paine was confined for his opposition to the execution of Louis XVI. An atack on revealed religion from the deist point of view -- embodied by Paine's credo, "I believe in one God, and no more" -- this work undertakes a hitherto unheard-of approach to Bible study. Its critical and objective examination of Old and New Testatments cites nemerous contradictions as evidence against literal interpretations of the text. Well articulated and eminently readable, The Age of Reason is a classic of free thought
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1737-1809
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paine, Thomas
Dewey number
  • 211/.5
  • 211/.5
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL2740
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1832-1907
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Conway, Moncure Daniel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Rationalism
Target audience
adult
Label
The age of reason, Thomas Paine, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTgyMTc4NDg=
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00008514
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486130996
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486130996
  • (Sirsi) b1441062
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
The age of reason, Thomas Paine, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTgyMTc4NDg=
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00008514
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486130996
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486130996
  • (Sirsi) b1441062
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

Library Locations

    • Lane Public LibraryBorrow it
      1396 University Blvd, Hamilton, OH, 45011, US
      39.3832585 -84.5606269

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...