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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 1/2 the 20 th century. McCabe's encyclopedic interest, rigorous scholarship, and exceptionally his dependable highbrow honesty led him via a tumultuous occupation of public lecturing and debating, and an important output of over two hundred books. He tackled the main debatable problems with the trendy period: evolution, biblical errancy, trust in God, immorality, spiritualism, capitalism vs. socialism, women's rights, and lots of different issues. a lot of his writing was once released within the kind 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 develop into stylish, McCabe's reward for rational inquiry, admire for clinical facts, and lucid, no-nonsense prose are either proper and welcome.

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