A Rebel to His Last Breath: Joseph McCabe and Rationalism by Bill Cooke,John R. Burr

By Bill Cooke,John R. Burr

this is often the 1st biography of Joseph McCabe (1867-1955), a former Catholic preist who grew to become one of many best-known champions and a prolific popularizer of freethought and rationalism within the first half the twentieth century. McCabe's encyclopedic interest, rigorous scholarship, and in particular his dependable highbrow honesty led him via a tumultuous occupation of public lecturing and debating, and a tremendous output of over 2 hundred books. He tackled the main arguable problems with the trendy period: evolution, biblical errancy, trust in God, immorality, spiritualism, capitalism vs. socialism, women's rights, and plenty of different subject matters. a lot of his writing was once released within the kind of the "Little Blue Books" by means of E. Haldeman-Julius, who declared McCabe to be "the world's maximum scholar."

Today in our postmodern interval, the place Enlightenment values are being wondered and irrationalism in lots of guises has turn into trendy, McCabe's present for rational inquiry, recognize for clinical facts, and lucid, no-nonsense prose are either suitable and welcome.

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