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Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason; Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology, published in three parts from 1794, was a best seller in America, where it caused a short-lived deistic revival. Promoting a creator-God while advocating reason in the place of revelation, Paine's controversial pamphlet caused his native British audience, fearing the results of the French Revolution, to receive it with more hostility than their American counterparts. This passionate and engaging recording of Paine's classic is as certain to provoke modern listeners to thought as it did his original audience.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marcel | 2/5/2014

    " This book perfectly reflects my religious beliefs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jason | 2/3/2014

    " Paine's wonderfully scathing criticism of Christianity would make Dawkins blush. Part 1 is incredibly beautifully written, and a must read for any freethinker. Part 2 is, though he denies it, mostly a response to the angry theists who complained about part 1. It isn't really necessary for those uninterested in an itemization of the various absurdities in the Bible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erin | 2/1/2014

    " Paine utilizes what he considers pure reason to tear apart the Bible, and therefore Christianity, while arguing for the precepts of Deism. I found it interesting that through the past two hundred years, biblical scholars have similarly struggled with the Bible's inconsistencies and unknown authorship, however, they have not thrown out the baby with the bath-water, as Paine does. His arguments for Deism are strong and appealing, although I'm not convinced that the witnessing of the world/universe can only lead to belief in a creator-God. Maybe his application of reason has some failings, yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Billie | 1/31/2014

    " Perhaps a timely read or re-read for the new millennium. "

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