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By Joe Wheeler

How Lincoln's religion formed His Leadership

Undoubtedly the main respected chief in American background, Abraham Lincoln has had extra books written approximately him than all ournation's presidents prepare. yet for all that is been written,little has fascinated about his religion and the way this caliber formed the fellow who led our nation in the course of its such a lot tumultuous years.

Author Joe Wheeler, historian and student, brings to the pages of this insightful ebook the information gleaned from over ten years of analysis and greater than sixty books at the lifestyles and instances of Abraham Lincoln. Skillfully weaving his personal narrative with direct costs from Lincoln and poignant excerpts from different Lincoln biographers, Wheeler brings a refreshingly pleasant rendition of Lincoln's lifestyles, religion, and courage.

The tales, ancient info, and strong charges at the pages of this publication will depart a long-lasting impact in your center, your brain, and your lifestyles.

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To accept the qualities that have made Lincoln immortal—his courage, integrity, kindness, generosity, gentleness, strength, tact, empathy, mercy, humility, and lack of prejudice—but be unwilling to reference his faith in God, without which these qualities would be but pale shadows of what they came to be, is ridiculous. And so in this book we will not be minimizing Lincoln’s faith in God. Yet we must simultaneously avoid the other extreme. We must not portray Lincoln as what he was not. To skew his portrait by oversanctifying or orthodoxizing would be just as bad as underemphasizing his faith and would invalidate everything else we say about him.

Purity and female virtue were venerated; chastity was a given. In their minds there was a crystal-clear demarcation between right and wrong. The Bible was universally read and was considered the basic storehouse of society’s allusions. Terms such as truth, justice, loyalty, reverence, virtue, and honor were not mere abstractions to them. They were the very fabric of day-to-day life. This, in brief, was Abraham Lincoln’s world. Pigeon Creek, the Indiana church the Lincolns attended CHAPTER TWO THE FAITH OF Abraham Lincoln Probably it is to be my lot to go on in a twilight, feeling and reasoning my way through life, as questioning, doubting Thomas did.

Not surprisingly, he was dead by the next day. Neither did doctors understand what germs were, what an antiseptic was, or why they should want to keep anything sanitary. On the frontier, baths were rare. One might take a bath or two during the summer months and none at all during the rest of the year. And when baths were given—well into the early twentieth century—chances were that the entire family, beginning with the oldest adult and ending with the smallest child, would climb into the same little tub and wash in water that got filthier with each immersion.

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