Lincoln's Sacred Effort / Edition 1

Lincoln's Sacred Effort / Edition 1

by Lucas E. Morel
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739101063
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Applications of Political Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
0.56(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Religious Politics and Political Religion Chapter 3 The Political Utility of Religion Chapter 4 The Political Accommodation of Religion Chapter 5 The Political Vices of Religion: An Interpretation of the Temperance Address Chapter 6 The Political Limits of Reason and Religion: An Interpretation of the Second Inaugural Address

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