Best Read [Thomas Paine] Î The Age of Reason || [Philosophy Book] PDF ✓
Thomas Paine, defender of freedom, independence, and rational common sense during America s turbulent revolutionary period, offers insights into religion which ring sharply true than two centuries later This unabridged edition of The Age of Reason sets forth Paine s provocative observations on the place of religion in society.
Thomas Paine was an English American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary As the author of two highly influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, he inspired the Patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Britain His ideas reflected Enlightenment era rhetoric of transnational human rights He has been called a corset maker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination.Born in Thetford, England, in the county of Norfolk, Paine emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 with the help of Benjamin Franklin, arriving just in time to participate in the American Revolution His principal contributions were the powerful, widely read pamphlet Common Sense 1776 , the all time best selling American book that advocated colonial America s independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and The American Crisis 1776 83 , a pro revolutionary pamphlet series Common Sense was so influential that John Adams said, Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain Paine lived in France for most of the 1790s, becoming deeply involved in the French Revolution He wrote the Rights of Man 1791 , in part a defence of the French Revolution against its critics His attacks on British writer Edmund Burke led to a trial and conviction in absentia in 1792 for the crime of seditious libel In 1792, despite not being able to speak French, he was elected to the French National Convention The Girondists regarded him as an ally Consequently, the Montagnards, especially Robespierre, regarded him as an enemy.In December 1793, he was arrested and imprisoned in Paris, then released in 1794 He became notorious because of his pamphlet The Age of Reason 1793 94 , in which he advocated deism, promoted reason and freethinking, and argued against institutionalized religion in general and Christian doctrine in particular He also wrote the pamphlet Agrarian Justice 1795 , discussing the origins of property, and introduced the concept of a guaranteed minimum income In 1802, he returned to America where he died on June 8, 1809 Only six people attended his funeral as he had been ostracized for his ridicule of Christianity.
Best Read [Thomas Paine] Î The Age of Reason || [Philosophy Book] PDF ✓ 438 Thomas Paine
Title: Best Read [Thomas Paine] Î The Age of Reason || [Philosophy Book] PDF ✓