Susan Jacoby is the author of the forthcoming book Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion, from which this essay is adapted. She is the author of 11 other books.
The advent of new religions in the 1800s led to fierce debates that persist today
by Susan Jacoby | Monday, December 07, 2015
A New Birth of Reason
Robert Ingersoll, the Great Agnostic, inspired late-19th-century Americans to uphold the founders’ belief in separation of church and state