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Mansfield, Stephen, 1958-
Lincoln's battle with God : a president's struggle with faith and what it meant for America / Stephen Mansfield
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E457.2 .M33 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Religion
Subject(s) Presidents -- Religious life -- United States
Physical Description xxi, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-219) and index
Summary Throughout his life, Lincoln fought with God. In his early years in Illinois, he rejected even the existence of God and became the village atheist. In time, this changed but still he wrestled with the truth of the Bible, preachers, doctrines, the will of God, the providence of God, and then, finally, God's purposes in the Civil War. Still, on the day he was shot, Lincoln said he longed to go to Jerusalem to walk in the Savior's steps. What had happened? What was the journey that took Abraham Lincoln from outspoken atheist to a man who yearned to walk in the footsteps of Christ? Author Stephen Mansfield tells the richly textured story of Abraham Lincoln's spiritual life and draws from it a meaning sure to inspire Americans today

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