Abraham Lincoln and American Political Religion

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SUNY Press, 1 янв. 1976 г. - Всего страниц: 133
Lincoln's major public speeches are examined in this analysis of his attempt to create a political religion through his language of intense religious feeling.

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Reverence for the Laws
23
Equality and Justice
41
The Gettysburg Address and Sacred Politics
66
The Second Inaugural
91
Conclusion Transcending Politics
112

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Стр. 13 - No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the affairs of men, more than the people of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.
Стр. 3 - And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God...
Стр. 11 - Fondly do we hope — fervently do we pray — that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the...
Стр. 5 - We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being. We guarantee the freedom to worship as one chooses. We make room for as wide a variety of beliefs and creeds as the spiritual needs of man deem necessary. We sponsor an attitude on the part of government that shows no partiality to any one group and that lets each flourish according to the zeal of its adherents and the appeal of its dogma.
Стр. 4 - And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.

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