posted by sarah on .
I need help...I have searched many websites and I feel like none of the websites have answered my question... I need to find the ideas, beliefs, and attitudes towards the age of Rationalism. I just can't seem to find it anywhere.. Please help me!
These sites should help you.
Read them carefully.
When I was a young man, many years ago, I think I was in high school, I read the Age of Reason, by Thomas Paine. It, and Common Sense, had a profound effect on my viewpoint of literature. Before reading, I daydreamed in HS English lit, it was so boring. After I read Age of Reason, I realized that Thomas Paine was using literature to foster deep thinking, and foster change. Paine was truly one of the Great writers of the Enlightment Period, living in a backwoods country, telling his countrymen that there was no reason to put some foreign King ahead of themselves and their own works.
I encourage you to read it,
Now critisms of this are many, most from folks who wrap themselves in their understanding of the Bible. These are worthy of reading also: A few..
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You can have fun with this assignment. There are several other writers of this age who argued reason against other social and political structures.
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Try getting a book from the library to gain a deeper understanding of the new age of rationalism.