In this fourth volume of Ingersoll’s works, the reader comes across one of the political activist’s best-known lectures, “Why I Am an Agnostic;” also “The Truth,” in which Ingersoll calls the science of theology the only dishonest science; “How to Reform Mankind;” “Thanksgiving Sermon;” “A Lay Sermon;” “The Foundations of Faith;” “Superstition;” “The Devil;” “Progress;” and “What Is Religion?”
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.