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The Age of Reason

There is an ocean of difference between Paine and Bradford. The two men epitomize the different beliefs of their age, though Paine was a bit radical even by the standards of his period. Bradford...

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The Age of Reason

To compare these two important American writers might be tricky in some ways, because of differences in their topics and approach, but ultimately, one might gain some valuable insight into the...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2012 7:12 pm UTC

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The Age of Reason

In The Age of Reason Paine states his views against all organized religion, not merely that which is enforced by the state. He was a deist himself. A deist, defined broadly, is one who accepts the...

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The Age of Reason

Thomas Paine described himself as a "Theophilanthropist," one who loves God and man. These two loves were connected by his attitude to science. It is through scientific knowledge, Paine argued,...

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The Age of Reason

In The Age of Reason, Thomas Paine advocates a philosophy known as Deism. Basically, he accepts the existence of God as a benevolent force that created the universe. He also sees Jesus as a man who...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2012 1:45 am UTC

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