Lincoln's Sacred Effort

by Lucas E. Morel (Author)

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.

Book details

Publication date
January 19, 2000
Publisher
Collection
Page count
264
ISBN
9780739157206
Paper ISBN
9780739101063