The Great Agnostic

Written By Susan Jacoby
The Great Agnostic
  • Publsiher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 08 January 2013
  • ISBN : 0300188927
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 6 reviews
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Download or read book entitled The Great Agnostic by author: Susan Jacoby which was release on 08 January 2013 and published by Yale University Press with total page 256 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. “Jacoby writes with wit and vigor, affectionately resurrecting a man whose life and work are due for reconsideration” (The Boston Globe). During the Gilded Age, which saw the dawn of America’s enduring culture wars, Robert Green Ingersoll was known as “the Great Agnostic.” The nation’s most famous orator, he raised his voice on behalf of Enlightenment reason, secularism, and the separation of church and state with a power unmatched since America’s revolutionary generation. When he died in 1899, even his religious enemies acknowledged that he might have aspired to the US presidency had he been willing to mask his opposition to religion. To the question that retains its controversial power today—was the United States founded as a Christian nation?—Ingersoll answered an emphatic no. In this provocative biography, Susan Jacoby, author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism, restores Ingersoll to his rightful place in an American intellectual tradition extending from Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine to the current generation of “new atheists.” Jacoby illuminates the ways in which America’s often-denigrated and forgotten secular history encompasses issues, ranging from women’s rights to evolution, as potent and divisive today as they were in Ingersoll’s time. Ingersoll emerges in this portrait as an indispensable public figure who devoted his life to that greatest secular idea of all—liberty of conscience belonging to the religious and nonreligious alike. “Jacoby’s goal of elucidating the life and work of Robert Ingersoll is admirably accomplished. She offers a host of well-chosen quotations from his work, and she deftly displays the effect he had on others. For instance: after a young Eugene V. Debs heard Ingersoll talk, Debs accompanied him to the train station and then—just so he could continue the conversation—bought himself a ticket and rode all the way from Terre Haute to Cincinnati. Readers today may well find Ingersoll’s company equally entrancing.” —Jennifer Michael Hecht, The New York Times Book Review

The Great Agnostic

The Great Agnostic
  • Author : Susan Jacoby
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-08
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0300188927
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Summary : “Jacoby writes with wit and vigor, affectionately resurrecting a man whose life and work are due for reconsideration” (The Boston Globe). During the Gilded Age, which saw the dawn of America’s enduring culture wars, Robert Green Ingersoll was known as “the Great Agnostic.” The nation’s most famous orator, ...

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  • Author : Cameron Rogers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1927
  • Total pages : 293
  • ISBN : 0300188927
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Summary : "Robert Green 'Bob' Ingersoll (August 11, 1833-July 21, 1899) was an American lawyer, a Civil War veteran, political leader, and orator ... during the Golden Age of Free Thought, noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of agnosticism. He was [among other epithets like Colonel Bob] nicknamed 'The Great Agnostic'"--Wikipedia ("...

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 262
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  • Author : Roger E. Greeley
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2021-05-13
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0300188927
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Summary : Robert Ingersoll was America's finest orator and foremost leader of freethinkers. Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, Eugene V. Debs, and Elizabeth Cady used to gather to hear the speeches of the great agnostic.Roger E. Greeley has selected the best from speeches and essays of this iconoclastic orator who labored to ...

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  • Author : Robert Green Ingersoll
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-12-03
  • Total pages : 72
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Summary : For the most part we inherit our opinions. We are the heirs of habitsand mental customs. Our beliefs, like the fashion of our garments, depend on where we were born. We are moulded and fashioned by oursurroundings. Environment is a sculptor---a painter. If we had been born in Constantinople, the ...

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  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2005-01-07
  • Total pages : 432
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Summary : An authoritative history of the vital role of secularist thinkers and activists in the United States, from a writer of "fierce intelligence and nimble, unfettered imagination" (The New York Times) At a time when the separation of church and state is under attack as never before, Freethinkers offers a powerful ...

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  • Author : A. O. J. Cockshut
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