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This work is a summary and analysis of Abraham Lincoln s religion This study begins with a description of the earliest relations Mr Lincoln had with religion, his parents dedication to a sect known as the Separate Baptists By late adolescence, Lincoln began to reject his parents faith, and he appears to have been a religious skeptic until his marriage to Mary Todd After his marriage, he attended Protestant services with his wife and family, but there was little evidence that he was deeply religious in that time Lincoln knew the Scriptures quite well, but it was not until the death of his two sons, Eddie in 1850 and Willie in 1862, that as the sixteenth president put it, He became intensely concerned with God s Plan for human kind Steve Vicchio has given us a new and unique analysis of Abraham Lincoln s religious beliefs and practices, how they affected his life and presidency, and through him the entire nation Especially in our contemporary world, these are important and too often neglected questions that Steve brings forcefully to life John Bolton, Former U.S Ambassador to the United Nations 2005 2006 One of the paradoxes of Lincoln s career is that while his rhetoric is widely acknowledged as saturated in the Bible, he rejected all specific denominations and had strong skeptical tendencies Stephen Vicchio takes a fresh approach to this paradox by undertaking a painstaking analysis of Lincoln s speeches, reading them with the eyes of a trained theologian As a result he provides us with a fine account of Lincoln s religion Christopher Kelly, Department of Political Science, Boston College Stephen J Vicchio was Professor of Philosophy at the College of Notre Dame in Balti before retirement He is the author or editor of two dozen books, including The Image of the Biblical Job, Biblical Figures in the Islamic Faith, and Jefferson s Religion, all published by Wipf Stock....

Title : Abraham Lincoln's Religion
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ISBN : 1532641621
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Wipf and Stock March 23, 2018
Number of Pages : 226 pages
File Size : 579 KB
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