The Gods and Other Lectures (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Gods and Other Lectures (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Robert G. Ingersoll
     
 

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The author said he preferred “the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith.” The title essay in this 1892 collection of five lectures on skepticism and religion asserts, “An honest god is the noblest work of man.” Includes “Humboldt,” “Thomas Paine,”

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The author said he preferred “the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith.” The title essay in this 1892 collection of five lectures on skepticism and religion asserts, “An honest god is the noblest work of man.” Includes “Humboldt,” “Thomas Paine,” “Individuality,” and “Heretics and Heresies.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411461048
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
File size:
210 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), the son of a radical Presbyterian preacher, was born in New York City. At the outbreak of the American Civil War, he raised a regiment that fought in the Battle of Shiloh. An active Republican, Ingersoll was Attorney General of Illinois. Known as a champion of freethinking and agnosticism, he became one of the most popular orators of his time.

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