1790s books (Book Guide)

Source: Wikipedia. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 81. Chapters: 1790 books, 1790s novels, 1791 books, 1792 books, 1793 books, 1794 books, 1795 books, 1796 books, 1797 books, 1798 books, 1799 books, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, The Age of Reason, Letters Written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, A Vindication of the Rights of Men, Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Botanic Garden, Life of Samuel Johnson, An Essay on the Principle of Population, Critique of Judgment, Geographia Neoteriki, Muyedobotongji, Bartram's Travels, The Book of Urizen, John Pope, Statistical Accounts of Scotland, Lyrical Ballads, The Book of Ahania, The Book of Los, Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Political Justice, An Essay on the Life and Genius of Samuel Johnson, Aenesidemus, Rights of Man, A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland, Das entdeckte Geheimnis der Natur im Bau und in der Befruchtung der Blumen, Caprichos, Agrarian Justice, 1790 in literature, Visions of the Daughters of Albion, Liebesgeschichte der schönen Magelone und des Grafen Peter von Provence, Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason, De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum, Zoonomia, 1794 in literature, Marília de Dirceu, 1796 in literature, Carey Bible, 1791 in literature, 1797 in literature, 1792 in literature, The Columbian Orator, 1798 in literature, 1793 in literature, Foundations of Natural Right, 1795 in literature, Practical Education, 1799 in literature, Kazan Chronicle, Metamorphosis of Plants, Thesaurus Logarithmorum Completus. Excerpt: The Age of Reason, Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology is a deistic pamphlet, written by eighteenth-century British radical and American revolutionary Thomas Paine, that criticizes institutionalized religion and challenges the legitimacy of the Bible, the central sacred text of Christianity. Published in three parts in 1794, 1795, and 1807, it was a bestseller in the United States, where it caused a short-lived deistic revival. British audiences, however, fearing increased political radicalism as a result of the French Revolution, received it with more hostility. The Age of Reason presents common deistic arguments, for example, it highlights what Paine saw as corruption of the Christian Church and criticizes its efforts to acquire political power. Paine advocates reason in the place of revelation, leading him to reject miracles and to view the Bible as an ordinary piece of literature rather than as a divinely inspired text. It promotes natural religion and argues for the existence of a creator-God. Most of Paine's arguments had long been available to the educated elite, but by presenting them in an engaging and irreverent style, he made deism appealing and accessible to a mass audience. The book was also inexpensive, putting it within the reach of a large number of buyers. Fearing the spread of what they viewed as potentially revolutionary ideas, the British government prosecuted printers and booksellers who tried to publish and distribute it. Paine nevertheless inspired and guided many British freethinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and his influence and spirit endures in the works of contemporary writers like Christopher Hitchens. Paine's book followed in the tradition of early eighteenth-century British deism. These deists, while maintaining individual positions, still...

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