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Author Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956.

Title H.L. Mencken on religion / edited by S.T. Joshi.

Published Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2002.

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Physical description 330 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-319) and index.
Contents I. Beliefs of an Iconoclast 25 -- Schooling of a Theologian 25 -- Confessions of a Theological Moron 32 -- On Happiness 33 -- What I Believe 37 -- Immortality 48 -- II. Some Overviews 51 -- Nietzsche on Religion 51 -- Anthropomorphic Delusion 55 -- Black Art 57 -- Ascent of Man 61 -- Hint to Theologians 65 -- Ghostly Fraternity 67 -- Preachers of the Word 70 -- Need for an Ingersoll 73 -- Services for the Damned 78 -- Immune 82 -- Searching Holy Writ 84 -- American Religion 85 -- Quod Est Veritas? 90 -- III. Protestants and Catholics 99 -- Religious Prejudice 99 -- Decline of Protestantism 101 -- Shock Troops 106 -- I.Q. of Holy Church 109 -- Infants in Hell 111 -- IV. Fundamentalists and Evangelicals 115 -- A Day with Billy Sunday 115 -- Fundamentalism: Divine and Secular 120 -- Evangelical Ignoramuses 123 -- Sister Aimee 128 -- Missionaries 132 -- Impregnable Rock 135 -- V. Spiritualism, Theosophy, and Christian Science 139 -- Spirit World 139 -- Hooey from the Orient 141 -- On Christian Science 144 -- Career of a Divinity 150 -- Lid Lifts Again 153 -- Christian Science Technique 157 -- VI. Scopes Trial 161 -- Tennessee Circus 161 -- Homo Neandertalensis 165 -- In Tennesee 168 -- Mencken Finds Daytonians Full of Sickening Doubts about Value of Publicity 171 -- Impossibility of Obtaining Fair Jury Ensures Scopes' Conviction, Says Mencken 175 -- Mencken Likens Trial to Religious Orgy, with Defendent a Beelzebub 177 -- Yearning Mountaineers' Souls Need Reconversion Nightly, Mencken Finds 181 -- Darrow's Eloquent Appeal Wasted on Ears That Heed Only Bryan, Says Mencken 187 -- Law and Freedom, Mencken Discovers, Yield Place to Holy Writ in Rhea County 190 -- Mencken Declares Strictly Fair Trial Is Beyond Ken of Tennessee Fundamentalists 194 -- Malone the Victor, Even Though Court Sides with Opponents, Says Mencken 197 -- Battle Now Over, Mencken Sees; Genesis Triumphant and Ready for New Jousts 201 -- Tennessee in the Frying Pan 204 -- Bryan 208 -- Round Two 211 -- Aftermath 215 -- William Jennings Bryan 219 -- VII. Religion and Science 225 -- Cousin Jocko 225 -- Fides ante Intellectum 228 -- Counter-Offensive 231 -- Another Inquisition Fails 235 -- Powers of the Air 239 -- Science and Theology 242 -- VIII. Religion and Politics 249 -- On Religion in Politics 249 -- Democracy and Theocracy 253 -- Overture to a Melodrama 257 -- Pastor as Statesman 261 -- On Sunday Laws 263 -- IX. Religion and Society 269 -- Venture into Therapeutics 269 -- Vox Populi, Vox Dei 273 -- What's the Matter with the Churches? 276 -- What Is to Be Done about Divorce? 281 -- Treason in the Tabernacle 283 -- A Gloss upon Christian Morality 286 -- Churches and the Depression 288 -- Epilogue: Memorial Service 293.
Summary For everyone who values free thought and sharp intelligence, this collection of articles by America's premier iconoclast is a must.
Other author Joshi, S. T., 1958-
Subject Religion -- Controversial literature.
Christianity -- Controversial literature.
Variant Title On religion.
ISBN 1573929824 (alk. paper)