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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 peculiarly his loyal highbrow honesty led him via a tumultuous profession of public lecturing and debating, and a big output of over 2 hundred books. He tackled the main debatable problems with the fashionable period: evolution, biblical errancy, trust in God, immorality, spiritualism, capitalism vs. socialism, women's rights, and plenty of different issues. a lot of his writing was once released within the kind of the "Little Blue Books" via 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 present for rational inquiry, appreciate for medical proof, and lucid, no-nonsense prose are either suitable and welcome.

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