How History Influences Texts. Rationalists and Deists Optimistic World View. Rationalism. Challenges the beliefs of the Puritans. This period is often called: The Age of Reason or The Enlightenment
Rationalists and Deists
Optimistic World View
The pride and self-confidence of the people of the Colonies, fueled by Rationalist views, finally leads to the American Revolution and the Colonies separating from English rule.
Authors believe in Rationalism and Deism.
It is based in the authors’ assumptions about the relationships between God, people, and natural law.
Rationalists and Deists believe that the universe is basically good and that doing good for others is the best way to worship God.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this Rationalist view? Use specific examples to support your argument.