The author, the son of an abolitionist minister, takes on his contemporaries’ views on religion in volume seven of his collected works. Included here are the discussions “My Reviewers Reviewed,” which takes on the subjects of women’s equality to men, immortality, and slavery, among others; “My Chicago Bible Class;” “The Brooklyn Divines;” “The Limitations of Toleration;” “A Christmas Sermon;” and more.
About 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.