Yes, Holmes was the quintessence of the Victorian rationalism, “the most perfect and reasoning machine that the world had seen.”
I cannot suppose he stands alone in his rationalism, but I have no means of knowing to what extent his views are shared by others.
Dr. Beswick's rationalism on the subject rose to trouble her.
The Shrine of Wisdom seemed to take up and weld together all the mysticism and all the rationalism of the world.
His rationalism could not take the place of a knowledge of history.
The Calvinist had written against rationalism with one eye upon heresy and the other upon Lutheranism.
But it is not the gradual approach of rationalism that is the subject of this lecture.
Now Germany is notoriously a land of religious criticism and rationalism.
He was temperate in his rationalism and thrifty in his philanthropy.
But he has asked himself the question, "What can I do to lessen the hold which rationalism has upon my country?"