The Lutheran Church and the Civil War

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Fleming H. Revell Company, 1919 - Lutheran Church - 160 pages
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This is an important book. It provides a great deal of information for a consideration of Lutheranism and the Civil War. It is an especially valuable book now because of the Civil War bi-centennial.



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Page 82 - You all may recollect that in taking up the sword thus forced into our hands this government appealed to the prayers of the pious and the good, and declared that it placed its whole dependence on the favor of God. I now humbly and reverently, in your presence, reiterate the acknowledgment of that dependence...
Page 80 - In like manner, at the recent meeting of the General Synod of the Lutheran Church in the United States, convened in Philadelphia, the subject of Christian Union was discussed and acted on with great interest and deliberateness.
Page 34 - Twenty years will produce all the mischief that can be apprehended from the liberty to import slaves. So long a term will be more dishonorable to the American character than to say nothing about it in the Constitution.
Page 52 - God hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on the face of the earth" — it is manifestly the duty of all christians who enjoy the light of the present day, when the inconsistency of slavery, both with the dictates of humanity and religion, has been demonstrated, and is generally seen and acknowledged, to use their honest, earnest, and unwearied...
Page 117 - It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us; that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to...
Page 116 - States for peace and for war, — the right to keep troops or ships of war in time of peace, or to engage in war unless actually invaded...
Page 49 - Conference, who are reported to have lectured in this city recently, upon, and in favor of, modern abolitionism." "2. Resolved, — by the delegates of the Annual Conferences in General Conference assembled, that they are decidedly opposed to modern abolitionism, and wholly disclaim any right, wish, or intention, to interfere in the civil, and political relation between master and slave, as it exists in the slave-holding states of this Union.
Page 46 - That all petitions, memorials, resolutions, propositions or papers, relating in any way, or to any extent whatever, to the subject of slavery, or the abolition of slavery, shall, without being either printed or referred, be laid upon the table, and that no further action whatever shall be had thereon.
Page 51 - ... and, finally, they recommend it to all the people under their care, to use the most prudent measures consistent with the interest and the state of civil society in the parts where they live, to procure eventually the final abolition of slavery in America.
Page 116 - State or a foreign power; to lay any duty on tonnage, or any impost on exports or imports, without the consent of Congress; to enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation ; to grant letters of marque and reprisal, and to emit bills of credit — while all these powers and many others are expressly vested in the General Government. To ascribe to political communities, thus limited in their jurisdiction — who cannot even establish a...

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