Was Abraham Lincoln a Christian or a skeptic? Generations of historians have debated this intriguing question. In this fresh look at the president's beliefs, Ostergard meticulously examines Lincoln's life and writings to reveal his struggle with doubt, the depth of his biblical knowledge, and his evolving views of God and Christianity---especially during the Civil War's darkest days. 272 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
Not long after Lincoln's assassination, the debate began: Was Lincoln a committed Christian or a confirmed skeptic? Scholar Philip Ostergard provides the answer with a thorough study of the president's references to God, the Bible, and Christian principles in his letters and speeches. The Inspired Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln illustrates the depth of Lincoln's knowledge of Scripture; the Bible's influence on his character; and the development of his faith, particularly as he wrestled with the issue of slavery and led the nation through the tumultuous years of the Civil War. Readers will find this a fascinating and inspiring handbook of answers to the questions about one of our greatest presidents.
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