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The story of 'Mirror Mirror' is in many ways a story about evolution. It's about the evolution of a child into an adult. It's about the evolution of those dwarves into something a little less rock-like, a little more humanoid. It's about the evolution of history, too, from the darkness of the Middle Ages into the light of the Age of Reason.
Gregory Maguire

Meaning of "the Age of Reason" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES THE AGE OF REASON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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The Age of Reason

The Age of Reason; Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology is a pamphlet, written by British and American revolutionary Thomas Paine, that challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible, the central text of Christianity. Published in three parts in 1794, 1795, and 1807, it was a bestseller in the United States, where it caused a short-lived deistic revival. British audiences, however, fearing increased political radicalism as a result of the French Revolution, received it with more hostility. The Age of Reason presents common deistic arguments; for example, it highlights what Paine saw as corruption of the Christian Church and criticizes its efforts to acquire political power. Paine advocates reason in the place of revelation, leading him to reject miracles and to view the Bible as an ordinary piece of literature rather than as a divinely inspired text. It promotes natural religion and argues for the existence of a creator-God. Most of Paine's arguments had long been available to the educated elite, but by presenting them in an engaging and irreverent style, he made deism appealing and accessible to a mass audience.

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理性时代
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la Edad de la Razón
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the Age of Reason
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عصر العقل
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Век Разума
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Idade da Razão
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the Age of Reason

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2 QUOTES WITH «THE AGE OF REASON»

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Umberto Eco
The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of modern depravity.
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Gregory Maguire
The story of 'Mirror Mirror' is in many ways a story about evolution. It's about the evolution of a child into an adult. It's about the evolution of those dwarves into something a little less rock-like, a little more humanoid. It's about the evolution of history, too, from the darkness of the Middle Ages into the light of the Age of Reason.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE AGE OF REASON»

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The Age of Reason
Set in the volatile Paris summer of 1938, The Age of Reason follows two days in the life of Mathieu Delarue, a philosophy teacher, and his circle in the cafes and bars of Montparnasse.
Jean-Paul Sartre, Satre, David Caute, 2009
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Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age ...
This text is a classic of French post-structuralist scholarship and is widely recommended on humanities courses across a variety of disciplines.
Michel Foucault, 2001
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A New Science: The Discovery of Religion in the Age of Reason<
Guy Stroumsa offers an innovative and powerful argument that the comparative study of religion finds its origin in early modern Europe. --from publisher description
Guy G. Stroumsa, 2010
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Faith in the Age of Reason
This excellent addition to the Lion Histories series explores one of the most interesting periods of history - the Enlightenment of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Jonathan Hill, 2004
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Flesh in the Age of Reason
'As an introduction to early modern thinking and the impact of past ideas on present lives, this book can find few equals and no superiors. Porter is a witty, humane writer with an extraordinary vocabulary and a sparkling sense of fun.
Roy Porter, 2005
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Placing the Enlightenment: Thinking Geographically about the ...
Placing the Enlightenment contends that the Age of Reason was not only a period of pioneering geographical investigation but also an age with spatial dimensions to its content and concerns.
Charles W. J. Withers, 2008
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The Age of Reason Part the Second Being an Investigation of
This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++British LibraryN063832The titlepage of this edition has plain rules above and below "Part the second"; a swelled rule above the author statement, ...
Thomas Paine, 2010
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The Age of Reason: Easyread Comfort Edition
We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible editions simultaneously released with publishers' new books so that all readers can have access to the books they want to read.
Thomas Paine, 2009
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The Age of Reason Begins: The Story of Civilization
This is the seventh volume of the classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning series.
Will Durant, Ariel Durant, 2011
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The Rose Cross and the Age of Reason: Eighteenth-Century ...
Examines the relationship between diverse iterations of Rosicrucianism and the philosophy of the Enlightenment.
Christopher McIntosh, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE AGE OF REASON»

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Review - 'Benign Violence: Education in and beyond the Age of
Review - 'Benign Violence: Education in and beyond the Age of Reason'. Stephen J Ball 31 July 2015. Ansgar Allen's book traces our obsession with ... «Open Democracy, Jul 15»
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In the age of reason
First-time author Annu C. Pillai's novel, Waltair Station, took a long time coming. It was in the mid 1970s that a creative work, a poem, by her was published. «The Hindu, Feb 15»
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I believe in the Age of Reason: Charles Allen
With a recorded family association with India that goes back to the Revolt of 1857, Charles Allen — historian, broadcaster, and the author of 23 books on the ... «The Hindu, Jan 15»
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Lord Mansfield: Justice in the Age of Reason, by Norman S. Poser
Mansfield, whose work dominated his age, is seen today as the founder of modern commercial law, importing the international Law Merchant into the common ... «Times Higher Education, May 14»
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Let's make Paine's Age of Reason a reality
From his perspective, individuals' exercise of reason would always generate .... The twenty-first century's version of The Age of Reason remains to be written. «Spiked, Apr 14»
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The Enlightenment: Inspiring Quotes From The Age Of Reason
The Enlightenment stands out as one of the periods in human history that profoundly impacted and advanced our understanding of the world we live in. «Huffington Post, Feb 14»
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National Album Review: “The Age of Reason” by Gramatik
The Age of Reason is one of those rare albums that's almost impossible to describe as a whole because of the extreme variance in each track. Gramatik mixes ... «The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine, Feb 14»
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Gramatik - The Age of Reason [Album Review]
Featuring an eclectic fusion of styles and instruments, Gramatik's “The Age of Reason” delivers an impressive full-length album to complement the slew of tracks ... «Your EDM, Jan 14»
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The Age of Reason
Jane Little talks to Dr Sylvia Earle from the USA. She is 78 and is nicknamed 'Her Deepness' because of her daring exploits beneath the sea. She is one of the ... «BBC News, Nov 13»
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The Devil's Distractions: Whittaker Chambers on Satan in the Age of
“When the Age of Reason began,” the sub-head begins, “the Devil went 'underground,'” his strategy being “to make men think he doesn't exist.” Setting the ... «Acton Institute, Oct 13»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. The Age of Reason [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/the-age-of-reason>. Oct 2019 ».