Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 516 pages
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More has been written about Abraham Lincoln than about any other American. Yet very little of this literature sees Lincoln as he was in his times - as a man of ideas, as a man of deep intellectual curiosity about the raging political and economic debates in nineteenth-century America, and as a textbook Victorian "doubter" who could not believe as an orthodox Christian yet could not be easy in his unbelief. This truly fresh look at the nation's sixteenth president offers the first "intellectual biography" of a man whose grasp of the powerful currents of religion, philosophy, and political economy shaped not only the outcome of a great civil war but also the outlines of American national development for the following generation.

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Review: Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President (Library of Religious Biography)

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Dr. Guelzo is a Lincoln scholar up to the task of exploring Lincoln relationship with Christianity without slipping into either extreme of hagiography or cynicism. Best book I have read to date on ... Read full review

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http://bestpresidentialbios.com/2014/... “Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President” is Allen Guelzo's 1999 biography of Abraham Lincoln which was awarded the 2000 Lincoln Prize. Guelzo is a Professor and ... Read full review


The Strife of Ideas
The American System
The Costs of Union
The Doctrine of Necessity
The Fuel of Interest
Moral Principle Is All That Unites Us
An Accidental President
War in a Conciliatory Style
Voice Out of the Whirlwind
Whig Jupiter
Malice Toward None
The Redeemer President
A Note on the Sources

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Page 50 - Tho' they may gang a kennin wrang, To step aside is human : One point must still be greatly dark, The moving Why they do it ; And just as lamely can ye mark, How far perhaps they rue it. Who made the heart, 'tis He alone Decidedly can try us, He knows each chord its various tone, Each spring its various bias : Then at the balance let's be mute, We never can adjust it ; What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted.
Page 6 - Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever He had a chosen people, whose breasts He has made His peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue. It is the focus in which he keeps alive that sacred fire, which otherwise might escape from the face of the earth. Corruption of morals in the mass of cultivators is a phenomenon of which no age nor nation has furnished an example.
Page 4 - All honor to Jefferson — to the man, who, in the concrete pressure of a struggle for national independence by a single people, had the coolness, forecast, and capacity to introduce into a merely revolutionary document an abstract truth, applicable to all men and all times, and so to embalm it there that to-day and in all coming days it shall be a rebuke and a stumbling-block to the very harbingers of reappearing tyranny and oppression.

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Allen C. Guelzo is the dean of the Templeton Honors College at Eastern College, where he is also the Grace F. Kea Professor of American History.

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