Reason, by Ethan Allen
- The Duty of Reforming Mankind from Superstition and Error and the
Good Consequences of it
- Of the Being of a God
- The Manner of Discovering the Moral Perfections and Attributes of
- The Cause of Idolatry, and the Remedy of it
- Of the Eternity of Creation
- Observations of Moses’s Account of Creation
- Of the Eternity and Infinitude of Divine Providence
- The Providence of God Does Not Interfere with the Agency of
- The Doctrine of the Infinity of Evil and of Sin Considered
- The Moral Government of God as Incompatible with Eternal
- Human Liberty, Agency and Accountability, Cannot Be Attended with
Eternal Consequences, Either Good or Evil
- Of Physical Evils.
- Speculation on the Doctrine of the Depravity of Human Reason.
- Containing a Disquisition of the Law of Nature as it Respects the
Moral System, Interspersed with Observations on Subsequent Religions
- Argumentative Reflections on Supernatural and Mysterious
Revelation in General.
- Containing Observations on the Providence and Agency of God, as it
Respects the Natural and Moral World, With Strictures on Revelation in General.
- Of Miracles
- A Succession of Knowledge, or of the Exertion of Power in God,
Incompatible with His Omniscience or Omnipotence, and the Eternal and Infinite Display of Divine Power Forecloses Any
Subsequent Exertion of it Miraculously
- Rare and Wonderful Phenomena No Evidence of Miracles Nor are
Diabolical Spirits Able to Effect Them, or Superstitious Traditions to Confirm Them, Nor Can Ancient Miracles Prove
- Prayer Cannot Be Attended with Miraculous Consequences
- The Vagueness and Unintelligibleness of the Prophecies Render Them
Incapable of Proving Revelation.
- The Contentions which Subsisted Between the Prophets Respecting
Their Veracity, and Their Inconsistencies With One Another, and with the Nature of Things, and Their Omission in
Teaching the Doctrine of Immortality, Precludes the Divinity of Their Prophecies.
- Dreams or Visions Uncertain and Chimerical Channel for the
Conveyance of Revelation; with Remarks on the Communication of the Holy Ghost to the Disciples, by the Prayers and
Laying on of the Apostles Hands, with Observations on The Divine Dictations of the First Promulgators of the Gospel,
and an Account of the Elect Lady, and Her New Sectary of Shakers.
- Of the Nature of Faith and Wherein it Consists
- Of the Traditions of Our Forefathers
- Our Faith is Governed by Our Reasonings Whether They are Supposed
to Be Conclusive or Inconclusive, and Not Merely by Our Own Choice
- A Trinity of Persons Cannot Exist in the Divine Essence Whether
the Persons Be Supposed to Be Finite or Infinite: With Remarks on St. Athenasius’s Creed
- Essence Being the Cause of Identity is Inconsistent with
Personality in the Divine Nature
- The Imperfection of Knowledge in the Person of Jesus Christ,
Incompatible with His Divinity
- Observations on the State of Man, in Moses’s Paradise on the
Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and on the Tree of Life: With Speculations on the Divine Prohibition to Man, Not to
Eat of the Fruit of the Former of Those Trees, Interspersed with Remarks on the Mortality of Innocent Man.
- Pointing Out the Natural Impossibility of All and Every of the
Diverse Species of Biped Animals, Commonly Termed Man, to have Lineally Descended from Adam and Eve, or from the Same
- Of the Origin of the Devil or of Moral Evil and of the Devil’s
Talking with Eve; with a Remark that the Doctrine of Apostacy is the Foundation of Christianity
- Imputation Cannot Change, Alienate or Transfer the Personal
Demerit of Sin; and Personal Merit of Virtue to Others, who Were Not Active Therein, Although this Doctrine Supposes an
- The Moral Rectitude of Things Forecloses the Act of
- Containing Remarks on the Atonement and Satisfaction for
- Remarks on Redemption, Wrought Out by Inflicting the Demerits of
Sin Upon the Innocent, Would Be Unjust, and That it Could Contain No Mercy or Goodness to the Universality of Being
- Of the Impossibility of Translating an Infallible Revelation
from its Original Copies, and Preserving it Entire Through All the Revolutions of the World, and Vicissitudes of Human
Learning to Our Time
- The Variety of Annotations and Expositions of the Scriptures,
Together with the Diversity of Sectaries Evinces Their Fallibility.
- On the Compiling Op the Manuscripts of the Scriptures into One
Volume, and of its Several Translations. The Infallibility of the Popes, and of Their Chartered Rights to Remit or
Retain Sins, and of the Impropriety of Their Being Trusted with a Revelation from God.
- Morality Derived from Natural Fitness and Not from
- Of the Importance of the Exercise of Reason and Practice of
Morality, in Order to the Happiness of Mankind.