Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-government

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Lexington Books, 2000 - History - 251 pages
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.

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

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