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The Age of Reason: Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology 55 editions

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About the Book

Thomas Paine who was a dynamic philosophical presence in the American Revolution of 1776 wrote his last book in 1795 on an investigation and commentary of organized religion with a focus on Christianity. Paine said that his "religious duties" included doing justice, loving benevolence, and attempting to make others happy. He called himself a deist which is a person who believes in the existence of a God based on the evidence of reason and nature but not on supernatural revelation. In this book he outlines deism as a rational religious belief and offers an analysis of the Bible based on textual content. He makes comparisons of the internal arguments of the Old and New Testaments by explaining, for example, inconsistencies of the biographic accounts in the four gospels. Paine suggests that since they were written separate of each other their basis is no better than hearsay. Because the United States convicted Paine of seditious libel in 1792, he escaped to France where he was selected to be a member of its National Convention. But there he conflicted with Robespierre, and while awaiting his arrest he wrote the first part of "The Age of Reason." Afterwards he was confined in Luxembourg and wrote the second half of the book. The work was published in 1795 and serves as a criticism of established religion from the point of view of the 18th century deists. Paine's clear and concise understanding of the development of the Christian religion from its pagan origins is especially significant when the reader examines the interconnecting references and implications of superstition and fallacy that are still involved in any ceremonial aspect. And, finally, Thomas Paine explains the answer to any confrontation best of all: "The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is Reason."Please Note: This book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year. Both versions are text searchable.

55 editions First published in 1794

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Publish date unknown, Pioneer Press for the Secular Society
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19uu, M. Jankovitz
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in Yiddish
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1794, --Printed by G. Forman, for J. Fellows, no. 131, Water-Street.
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Electronic resource in English - Second American edition
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1794, [s.n.] Printed, and sold by the booksellers.
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1794, by Thomas Hall: sold at his bookstore, opposite the Custom House, State Street.
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1794, Printed by Isaiah Thomas, Jun. for Isaiah Thomas; sold by him at the Worcester bookstore, and by the booksellers in Boston.
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Microform in English - The sixth American edition.
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1794, Printed by Barrois, Sold by D.I. Eaton ...
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1794, Printed by T. and J. Swords for J. Fellows
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1794, by Thomas Hall.
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1794, Paris printed: New-York:--re-printed by Birdsall and Hyer, no. 80, Cherry Street
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1795, Printed and sold by George Forman ...
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1795, Printed by Richard Folwell, no. 33, Arch-Street, and sold by the booksellers.
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1795, Printed for the author.
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1795, printed for H. D. Symonds
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1796, printed for and sold by Daniel Isaac Eaton
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1796, Printed for the booksellers
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1796, Printed for the booksellers
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1796, printed for and sold by Daniel Isaac Eaton
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1796, London, printed, New-York, re-printed by Mott & Lyon, for Fellows & Adam and J. Reid.
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1877, Bennett
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1879, Belford, Clarke
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1880, Freethought
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1881, Freethought Publishing Company
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1884, Freethought Publishing Co
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1887, W.B. Cooke & W.M. Scott
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1890, Peter Eckler
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1891, Peter Eckler, publisher
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1892, P. Eckler
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1896, R. Forder
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1896, G. P. Putnam's Sons
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Hardcover in English
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1900, aroysgegeben fun Farlag M. Jankovitz
Di tsayṭ fun farshṭand
in Yiddish
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1900, Pioneer
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1905, Watts
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1912, Watts
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1920, Tparan "Asparēz"i
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in Armenian
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1924, Putnam
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1929, Watts & Co
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1930, Watts & Co.
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1950, Thomas Paine Foundation
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1957, Liberal Arts Press
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1957, Bobbs Merrill
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1957, Bobbs-Merrill
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1957, Bobbs-Merrill
The age of reason
in English - [2d Rev. ed.]
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1974, Health Research, Metaphysical Research Group.
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1974, Citadel Press
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1981, W.B. Cooke & W.M. Scott
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1992, Wet Water Publications
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in English - Special 200th anniversary ed.
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1993, Gramercy Books, Distributed by Outlet Book Co.
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1993, American Atheist Press
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in English
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2004, NuVision Publications
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E-book in English
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2005, eBooksLib
The Age Of Reason
eBook in English
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2006, Barnes & Noble
The age of reason
in English - 2006 ed.

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