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

Lexington Books, 2000 - 251 Seiten
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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Religious Politics and Political Religion
The Political Utility of Religion
The Political Accommodation of Religion
The Political Vices of Religion An Interpretation of the Temperance Address
The Political Limits of Reason and Religion An Interpretation of the Second Inaugural Address

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Lucas E. Morel is Assistant Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University.

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