Abraham Lincoln's Political Faith

Abraham Lincoln's Political Faith

by Joseph R. Fornieri
     
 

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Fornieri (political science, Rochester Institute of Technology) sheds new light on how the Great Emancipator's personal trust in God shaped his vision for America, and how his "biblical republicanism" provided him with a moral justification for difficult political choices. Fornieri's scholarly study—based on his doctoral dissertation written in 1996—notes

Overview

Fornieri (political science, Rochester Institute of Technology) sheds new light on how the Great Emancipator's personal trust in God shaped his vision for America, and how his "biblical republicanism" provided him with a moral justification for difficult political choices. Fornieri's scholarly study—based on his doctoral dissertation written in 1996—notes the sincerity of Lincoln's belief, the remarkable consistency between his public and private religious views, and his comprehensive and compelling interpretation of political order founded upon American democratic and religious traditions. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"One of the best overviews for understanding Lincoln

"Fornieri offers a novel perspective on familiar sources, and in doing so provides a compelling and convincing view of Lincoln

"Fornieri walks with eyes wide open ... armed with a first-rate knowledge of a wide range of studies, especially recent examinations of Lincoln."—The Journal of American History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875803159
Publisher:
Northern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph R. Fornieri is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rochester Institute of Technology. He received the 2001-2002 Eisenhart Provost

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