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By Bill Cooke,John R. Burr

this can be 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 half the twentieth century. McCabe's encyclopedic interest, rigorous scholarship, and particularly his dependable highbrow honesty led him via a tumultuous profession of public lecturing and debating, and an immense 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 subject matters. a lot of his writing was once released within the type of the "Little Blue Books" through E. Haldeman-Julius, who declared McCabe to be "the world's maximum scholar."

Today in our postmodern interval, the place Enlightenment values are being puzzled and irrationalism in lots of guises has develop into stylish, McCabe's present for rational inquiry, admire for medical proof, and lucid, no-nonsense prose are either appropriate and welcome.

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