One of the most heard questions: what are some good books on Deism? Here is a shortlist of books that you might be interested in. Click the “Click Here” or click the pictures to find the listing on Amazon.com.
The Age of Reason: Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology, a deistic treatise written by eighteenth-century British radical and American revolutionary Thomas Paine, critiques institutionalized religion and challenges the inerrancy of the Bible. Published in three parts in 1794, 1795, and 1807, it was a bestseller in America, 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 the 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. The Age of Reason is not atheistic, but deistic: it promotes natural religion and argues for a creator-God. (Click Here)
Deism: The Knowledge of God Based Reason and Nature: The system of religious belief and faith enlightenment for the great thinkers, philosophers, and scholars developed through rational thinking was called Deism. Deism is an established religion using critical thinking and observation as core tenets in the place of dogma or “relevance” scripture. Deists believe what they believe, not because they are told to believe it by an authority, but because they have found sufficient evidence to believe it for themselves. Man is the image of God. (Click Here)
Deism: Deism is a natural and rational bridge that unites our reason to our belief in God. It propels us from the false and destructive ancient myths to a space-age belief system that is in line with our innate God-given reason. This book, written in a concise and cogent style, introduces the reader to Deism, a way of life that is free of the old conflicts between reason and religion. The removal of these conflicts allows us to enjoy and appreciate a much more profound and satisfying belief in Nature’s God while helping us to live a more productive and meaningful life. (Click Here)
Deist: So that’s what I am! Many have probably never heard of Deism but a 2008 survey says that 12 percent believe in a Deistic God. Deist explores this phenomenon through the eyes of the best-known names in contemporary Deism. (Click Here)
Reason The Only Oracle of Man; or A Compendius System of Natural Religion. Colonel Ethan Allen, the author of Oracles of Reason, was the son of Joseph Allen, a native of Coventry, Connecticut, a farmer in moderate circumstances. He afterwards resided in Litchfield, where Ethan was born in the year 1739. The family consisted of eight children, of whom our author was the eldest. But few incidents connected with his early life are known. We are apprised, however, that notwithstanding his education was very limited, his ambition to prove himself worthy of that attention which superior intellect ever commands, induced him diligently to explore every subject that came under his notice. A stranger to fear, his opinions were ever given without disguise or hesitation; and an enemy to oppression, he sought every opportunity to redress the wrongs of the oppressed. At the breaking out of the Revolutionary War, he raised in Vermont, where he had resided, a company of volunteers, consisting of two hundred and thirty, with which he surprised the fortress of Ticonderoga, May 10, 1775, containing about forty men, and one hundred pieces of cannon. He was unfortunately taken prisoner in September following, in an attempt on Montreal, and suffered cruel imprisonment for several years. For an account of which, the reader is referred to his narrative, contained in a memoir of the author, by Mr. Hugh Moore, Plattsburg, 1834. (Click Here)
Reason, Religion, and the Trinion Contradictions (2nd Edition): What is Deism? Where did it come from? Who are Deists, what exactly do they believe and what is their connection with the American Founding Fathers? And what is the Trinion Contradictions and why is that important? This book answers these questions and many more. Reintroducing some of the most basic ideas from some of the most influential people in history; Reason, Religion and the Trinion Contradictions will give you an opportunity to challenge your own beliefs and make a positive change; not only for yourself but for all of humanity. (Click Here) – The 1st Edition got fifteen 5-Star Ratings
The Jefferson Bible: Thomas Jefferson completed this book in around 1820 when he was 77 years old. His aim was to reveal the most genuine teachings from the New Testament. He was trying to find the very essence of the Christian faith and to share it in its clearest form. This was done by carefully cutting out and pasting together chosen verses from the four main gospels into what was, in its final version, an 82-page book. Once finished, it was bound together but never produced for distribution. After Jefferson passed away the book remained hidden within his family until a man named Cyrus Adler purchased it in 1895 for the National Museum, which is known today as the Smithsonian Institution. Soon after, Iowa Representative John Lacey found it and sponsored a resolution to print it for the private use of Congressional members. This long lost, legendary book rolled off the press for the first time in 1904. When copies were distributed to Congress in 1905, it started a tradition which lasted for half a century. Each new Senator and Representative was given a copy at their swearing-in ceremony with every new Congress. One no longer needs to be a member of Congress in order to experience the beliefs of this brilliant third U.S. President, Thomas Jefferson. (Click Here)
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