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(Un)Civil Religion? Thomas Paine, John Locke, and the Role of the Churches in Liberal Society

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This paper compares Thomas Paine’s and John Locke’s opinions of the proper relationship between the Christian churches and liberal society.

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Parsons, William. "(Un)Civil Religion? Thomas Paine, John Locke, and the Role of the Churches in Liberal Society" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Hilton, Chicago, IL, Apr 03, 2008 <Not Available>. 2013-12-14 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p268945_index.html>

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Parsons, W. B. , 2008-04-03 "(Un)Civil Religion? Thomas Paine, John Locke, and the Role of the Churches in Liberal Society" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Hilton, Chicago, IL Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2013-12-14 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p268945_index.html

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Abstract: This paper compares Thomas Paine’s and John Locke’s opinions of the proper relationship between the Christian churches and liberal society.

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Uncivil Religion? Thomas Paine’s Radical Critique of Christianity and the Liberal Church William B. Parsons Carroll College Prepared for the annual conference of the Midwestern Political Science Association (April 4 2008) Abstract This paper examines Thomas Paine’s thoughts on religion by comparing them with those of John Locke as expressed in the Letter Concerning Toleration. The goal of this study is to illuminate the key features of Paine’s religious views provide an explanation for his radical rejection of the
chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared 28 himself for the commission of every other crime.”78 Convinced of the moral superiority of liberalism to revealed religion and the moral necessity of communicating the true character of each Paine insists on announcing from the rooftops his radical liberal critique of religion. It is for this reason that his writings on religion perhaps more than any other of his


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