ISBN-10:
0739101064
ISBN-13:
9780739101063
Pub. Date:
01/19/2000
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-Government / Edition 1

Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-Government / Edition 1

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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: 01/19/2000
Series: Applications of Political Theory Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 930,706
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

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

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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