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Author Jacoby, Susan, 1945-

Title The great agnostic : Robert Ingersoll and American freethought / Susan Jacoby.

Imprint New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  211 In4Bj 2013 c.2  ---  Available
 Axe Haldeman-Julius Collection  211 In4Bj 2013    ---  Lib Use Only
Description ix, 246 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary During the Gilded Age, Ingersoll raised his voice on behalf of Enlightenment reason, secularism, and the separation of church and state with a vigor unmatched since America's revolutionary generation. Jacoby restores Ingersoll to his rightful place in an American intellectual tradition, as public figure who devoted his life to liberty of conscience belonging to the religious and nonreligious alike.
Contents The making of an iconoclast -- The political insider and the religious outsider -- Champion of science -- The humanistic freethinker -- Church and state -- Reason and passion -- Death and afterlife.
Subject Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899.
Freethinkers -- United States -- Biography.
Freethinkers -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9780300137255 (clothbound : alk. paper)
0300137257 (clothbound : alk. paper)

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