A Biographical Dictionary of Ancient, Medieval, and Modern by Joseph McCabe

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He was President 1895 to 1899 and responsible for the drastic laws against the Church that were passed in those years. Fawcett, Edgar (1847-1904), poet. A warm admirer of Ingersoll he called himself an Agnostic Christian, mixing skepticism on fundamentals with an ill-formed moral admiration of Christianity in his Songs of Doubt and Dreams, Agnosticism and Other Essays, etc. L. , D. C. , (1833-1884), British economist and statesman. Although he became blind at the age of 35 he was professor of economics at Cambridge and held high political offices.

She was a humane ruler until Catholic plots forced her to change her policy. Ellis, Henry Havelock (1859-1939), sexologist. It is hardly necessary to show that the famous psychologist of sex was a freethinker. The clergy loathed him and I had private knowledge of attempts to trap and prosecute him. His agnostic views are explained in Affirmations (1897), and My Life (1940). Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882), moralist. The fact that Emerson, who was at first a Unitarian minister, severed his connection with that Church definitely puts him in the class of freethinkers.

1840-1897), paleontologist. One of the most eminent paleontologists of the early Champions of Darwinism in America. He was a theist (Theology of Evolution , 1887), but did not believe in immortality. Courtney, Baron Leonard Henry (1832-1918), British statesman. A lawyer, then professor of political economy, who entered politics and rose to front rank positions. He published a Diary of a Church Goer in which he confesses that he was no religious beliefs beyond a liberal theism and that a large number of distinguished churchgoers like himself do not believe in Christianity.

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