New Gettysburg Museum Explores Role Of Faith In Civil War

G. Jeffrey MacDonald of Religion News Service reports that today, on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a new $15 million museum will open to explore the role of religion in the Civil War. Located in Gettysburg, on the campus of Lutheran Theological Seminary, the Seminary Ridge Museum “will take visitors into the minds of those who fought and explore their conflicting ideas of freedom.” MacDonald writes that “both sides came to interpret Scripture in ways that would support their views on slavery, with literal interpretations hardening in the South and figurative ones gaining favor in the North.”


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