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.
He was temperate in his rationalism and thrifty in his philanthropy.
The Shrine of Wisdom seemed to take up and weld together all the mysticism and all the rationalism of the world.
We may admit that the clergy are more blameworthy than the orators of rationalism.
The Calvinist had written against rationalism with one eye upon heresy and the other upon Lutheranism.
Dr. Beswick's rationalism on the subject rose to trouble her.
Now Germany is notoriously a land of religious criticism and rationalism.
His rationalism could not take the place of a knowledge of history.
But he has asked himself the question, "What can I do to lessen the hold which rationalism has upon my country?"