Lincoln's Sacred Effort
Defining Religion's Role in American Self-Government
By (author) Lucas E. Morel
Publication date:19 January 2000
Length of book:264 pages
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.
Morel has produced a solid, useful addition to the Lincoln literature.