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 turned one of many best-known champions and a prolific popularizer of freethought and rationalism within the first 1/2 the 20 th century. McCabe's encyclopedic interest, rigorous scholarship, and chiefly his loyal highbrow honesty led him via a tumultuous occupation of public lecturing and debating, and a tremendous output of over two hundred books. He tackled the main arguable problems with the fashionable period: evolution, biblical errancy, trust in God, immorality, spiritualism, capitalism vs. socialism, women's rights, and lots of different themes. a lot of his writing was once released within the type of the "Little Blue Books" by way 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 stylish, McCabe's reward for rational inquiry, appreciate for medical facts, and lucid, no-nonsense prose are either proper and welcome.

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