Thomas Paine was a hugely influential revolutionary pamphleteer, whose writings were instrumental in bringing about some of the greatest political changes the world has seen. Paine's enduring importance lies not so much in the depth of his political philosophy as in his great abilities as a communicator of political ideas. Conway's Writings was the first complete critical collection of Paine's works, and his Life was the first account to show Paine in a positive light.
Table of Contents
EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION TO " THE AGE OF REASON " • I.-THE AGE OF REASON (First Part) . 11.-THE AGE OF REASON (Second Part) . III.-LETTERS CONCERNING "THE AGE OF REASON" IV.-PROSECUTION OF" THE AGE OF REASON" v.-THE EXISTENCE OF GOD • VI.-WORSHIP AND CHURCH BELLS • VII.-ANSWER TO THE BISHOP OF LLANDAFF VIII.-ORIGIN OF FREE-MASONRY IX.-PROSPECT PAPERS X.-EXAMINATION OF PROPHECIES XI.-A LETTER TO ANDREW DEAN XII.-PREDESTINATION
Volume Editor: Moncure Daniel Conway