Thomas Paine

“My own mind is my own church.”

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CFS Fall 2019

Founding Freethinker:  Thomas Paine in Our Age of Un-Reason

Friend to Thomas Jefferson, fiend to most everyone else, Thomas Paine (1737-1809) set a fire under the American Revolution before enflaming another revolution in Religion.  This forgotten founder was also a radical freethinker, raising questions we are still wrestling with today.  

With The Age of Reason as our primary text we will discover the true roots of religious freedom in America and address the persistent myth that the republic was founded on one faith, or faith itself.  

Instructor:  Chris Highland

Week One:  The Forgotten Freethinking Founder

Thomas Edison on Thomas Paine

The Age of Reason (Part One)

Week Two: The Age of Reason:  Part One

The Age of Reason Outline

Jefferson Letter to Peter Carr

Deism

Arm or Enemy?

Week Three:  Part One—continued

The Age of Reason Outline

The Age of Reason (Part Two)

Paine Religious Views

TPQ

Week Four:  The Age of Reason:  Part Two

The Age of Reason Outline

Letter to Samuel Adams

Paine’s Big Ideas

Week Five:  Part Two—continued

The Age of Reason Outline

Evolution of Religion

Week Six:  Paine in an age of un-reason

Where is the voice of Paine most heard and most needed?


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