This was the last work that Thomas Paine
published. Prefixed with An Essay On Dream
it constitutes the unpublished " Age of Reason
:Part III ". Full of vim, vigor, and vitriol - this is Thomas Paine
at his best: rabblerouser
, American hero.
Paine, like many of our founding fathers, had a sceptical view of organized religion. In this work he Paine-stakingly goes through the books of the New Testament and cites all the passages that claim Jesus Christ fulfilled a prophecy made in the Old Testament.
While many schools might mention or even have students read Paine's The Age of Reason or Common Sense, this is not a work that gets much attention - undoubtedly due to its anti-church, anti-clergy, anti-christianity viewpoint.
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Examination of the Prophecies:Author's Preface
Examination of the Prophecies:The Book of Matthew
Examination of the Prophecies:The Book of Mark
Examination of the Prophecies:The Book of Luke
Examination of the Prophecies:The Book of John