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And God Spoke to Abraham (Lincoln)

posted on October 25, 2012

For The New York Times, Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey look at the significant role of religion in the Civil War, and particularly its impact on Abraham Lincoln. Blum and Harvey write, “Some believed that the events of the war were so momentous that they were themselves evidence of the work of Jesus and God on earth. Others hoped that by invoking the sacred–either through song or in the Constitution–they could gain the Almighty’s favor or empower men to continue to fight.” 

Read at The New York Times