The Age of Reason: Volume 1-3 in 3 (Illustrated) by Thomas Paine

The Age of Reason: Volume 1-3 in 3 (Illustrated)

byThomas Paine, Timeless Books: Editor

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Thomas Paine was one of the founding fathers of the United States. He was also a political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary that is seen today in the row with the greatest thinkers such as John Locke, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Hobbes, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. Their collected thoughts have had strong influence on building the foundation of the United States and its endeavor of open society.

Thomas Paine’s THE AGE OF REASON; BEING AN INVESTIGATION OF TRUE AND FABULOUS THEOLOGY was published between 1794 and 1802 in a row. In the book, Thomas Paine challenged the institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible as "an ordinary piece of literature rather than as a divinely inspired text". While the book was a best-seller in the United States, Paine received more hostility in British because the regime feared the increased political radicalism as a result of the French Revolution. Paine through the book The Age of Reason called out what he saw as corruption of the Christian Church and criticized its efforts to acquire political power.  Paine promoted natural religion and argued for the existence of a creator-God of Bible. Although the British government prosecuted printers and book-sellers of The Age of Reason due to fearing the spread of the revolutionary ideas, Paine's work inspired and guided many free thinkers.

On September 23, 2015 , Chinese President Xi Jinping, the powerful leader of the last and largest communist country in the world, visited the United States and claimed to American people that he enjoyed reading the books by Thomas Paine. Interestingly, this reminded American people that in 1800 Paine had a meeting with Napoleon in Paris. Napoleon also claimed he slept with a copy of Rights of Man under his pillow and told Paine that "a statue of gold should be erected to you in every city in the universe." However, Paine’s response to Napoleon’s progress towards dictatorship was: "the completest charlatan that ever existed". Although Thomas Paine cannot directly respond to the president Xi Jinping’s praise of his books today, former secretary of the United States Hillary Clinton responded on September 27, 205 during Xi’s same U.S. trip to UN in the United States "Xi hosting a meeting on women's rights at the UN while persecuting feminists? Shameless". Hillary’s response to President Xi Jinping is almost repeating Paine’s response to Napoleon again.

Thomas Paine is forever remembered as a philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary through his extremely influential works. His works have produced great influence on building the foundation of the United States. His books are the wakeup call to the self-indulged dictators. His view to the real world became widely recognised as the foremost philosophical and political voice of freedom. His theory still remains true and his spirit of hard core to challenge the establishments still inspires the young generations around the world to build and evolve our democratic systems around worlds for a better future. Paine’s influence has been felt in nearly every field of the humanities and sciences.

The book also contains the title Life of Thomas Paine by Moncure Daniel Conway to help readers better understand the historical background of that Paine wrote The Age of Reason.

This book is one of the most important ones about the thoughts of human rights and freedom by Thomas Paine, one of the greatest thinkers of modern political philosophy on the planet.






Title:The Age of Reason: Volume 1-3 in 3 (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:www.WealthOfNation.comLanguage:English

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