Lincoln's Sacred Effort Defining Religion's Role in American Self-Government

Auteur: Lucas E. Morel
Taal: Engels
Lincoln's Sacred Effort
Auteur: Lucas E. Morel
Uitgever: Lexington Books
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780739101063
  • Druk: New title
  • januari 2000
  • 264 pagina's
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Lucas Morel examines what the public life of Abraham Lincoln teaches about the role of religion in a self-governing society. Lincoln's understanding of the requirements of republican government led him to accommodate and direct religious sentiment toward responsible self-government. As a successful republic requires a moral or self-controlled people, Lincoln believed, the moral and religious sensibilities of a society should be nurtured.

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Morel has produced a solid, useful addition to the Lincoln literature. -- Professor Michael Burlingame, Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois-Springfield and author of Abraham Lincoln: A Life * North Carolina Historical Review * Morel's work draws considerably-as he acknowledges-from Crisis of the House Divided, my book on the Lincoln-Douglas debates published forty years ago, especially from the chapters on the Lyceum and Temperance speeches. However, Morel gives a thoroughly fresh reading of those speeches, and discovers in them dozens of biblical references, allusions, and paraphrases that I had not noticed or identified. In addition, he locates these texts within the framework of church history and church controversycontemporaneous with Lincoln. How Lincoln negotiated his way amidst sectarian differences, enlisting religious dispositions for non-sectarian political ends, especially in his Second Inaugural, is described with great sensitivity and great precision.I can say candidly that I learned a great deal from reading this book.. -- Harry V. Jaffa, Philosophy Emeritus, Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate School Morel's work draws considerably-as he acknowledges-from Crisis of the House Divided, my book on the Lincoln-Douglas debates published forty years ago, especially from the chapters on the Lyceum and Temperance speeches. However, Morel gives a thoroughly fresh reading of those speeches, and discovers in them dozens of biblical references, allusions, and paraphrases that I had not noticed or identified. In addition, he locates these texts within the framework of church history and church controversy contemporaneous with Lincoln. How Lincoln negotiated his way amidst sectarian differences, enlisting religious dispositions for non-sectarian political ends, especially in his Second Inaugural, is described with great sensitivity and great precision. I can say candidly that I learned a great deal from reading this book. -- Harry V. Jaffa, Philosophy Emeritus, Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate School

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
New title
Verschijningsdatum
2000-01-19
Afmetingen
22,9 x 15,2 x 1,9 cm
Aantal pagina's
264 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Lucas E. Morel
Uitgever
Lexington Books

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9780739101063

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NUR code
754
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2000-01-19
Subtitel
Defining Religion's Role in American Self-Government
Thema Subject Code
JP

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