Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-Government (Applications of Political Theory)

Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-Government (Applications of Political Theory)

By: Lucas E. Morel (author)Paperback

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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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About Author

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

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

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/01/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780739101063
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780739101063
  • weight: 372
  • ISBN10: 0739101064

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