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Joseph R. Fornieri

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Oct 1, 2008
In what follows, I seek to articulate Lincoln’s political faith and to show how it was formulated as a response to the competing political religions of his time that likewise appealed to the authority of the Bible and religion to justify their proslavery policies. Subsequently, I will consider the contemporary relevance of Lincoln’s political faith and its compatibility, or lack thereof, with alternative religious interpretations of American public life issuing from the pulpit today.
Jul 15, 2008
In this presentation, Joseph Fornieri articulates Lincoln’s political faith and shows how it was formulated as a response to the competing political religions of his time that likewise appealed to the authority of the Bible and religion to justify their proslavery policies. He then considers the contemporary relevance of Lincoln’s political faith and its compatibility, or lack thereof, with alternative religious interpretations of American public life issuing from the pulpit today.