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age of reason

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Natalie Doron

on 6 November 2012

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Transcript of age of reason

THE AGE OF REASON
1750-1800
historical events
1765—Stamp Act
1767—Townshend Act
1770—Boston Massacre
1773—Boston Tea Party
1775-1783—Revolutionary War
1783—Treaty of Paris
1788-Ratification of the Constitution
Characteristics of the 18th century
freedom
age of revolutions
experimentation
laissez-faire
frontier
deism
nationalism
materialism
belief in progressivism
Rationalism
*Origins
*Definition
Common Beliefs of the Rationalists
*Faith in natural goodness
*Perfectibility of a human being
*The power of reason
*Universal benevolence
*Outdated social institutions cause unsociable behavior
deism
God created the universe, “wound it up;” then disassociated himself from his creation.
absentee landlord
or
clockmaker
“MY MIND IS MY CHURCH”
–THOMAS PAINE
Deist beliefs
organized religion
chosen people
Trinity
Jesus
Miracles
Prayer
genre and style?
effects of literature?
key figures?
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