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Lincoln on God and Country

Within a biographical framework, author Gordon Leidner uses Lincoln's own words to demonstrate his commitment to God, freedom, the Constitution, and Declaration of Independence.

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  • Bray, Robert. Reading with Lincoln. Southern Illinois University Press, 2010.

  • Burkhimer, Michael. Lincoln's Christianity. Westholme Publishing, 2007.

  • Burlingame, Michael. The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln. University of Illinois Press, 1994

  • Fornieri, Joseph R. Abraham Lincoln's Political Faith Northern Illinois University Press, 2003.

  • Freiling, Thomas (ed.). Abraham Lincoln's Daily Treasure: Moments of Faith with America's Favorite President. Fleming H. Revell, 2002.

  • Guelzo, Allen C. Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas. Southern Illinois University Press, 2009.

  • Guelzo, Allen C. Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1999.

  • Hirsch, David and Van Haften, Dan. Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason. Savas Beatie, 2010.

  • Jones, Edgar DeWitt. Lincoln and the Preachers. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1948.

  • Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, Vol. 18, No. 1, Winter 1997. Comprised of papers about Lincoln's religious thought delivered by Mark Noll, Richard Carwardine and Allen Guelzo. Available at $14 a copy from: Journals Department, University of Illinois Press, 1325 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820-6903.

  • Leidner, Gordon. Lincoln on God and Country. White Mane Publishing, 2000.

  • Morel, Lucas E. Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-Government. Lexington Books, 2000.

  • Nicolay, Helen. Personal Traits of Abraham Lincoln. Stackpole Books, 2006.

  • Noll, Mark. America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln. Oxford University Press, 2002.

  • Schroeder-Lein, Glenna R. Lincoln and Medicine. Southern Illinois University Press 2012.

  • Shenk, Joshua Wolf. Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness. Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

  • Strozier, Charles B. Lincolnís Quest For Union: Public and Private Meanings. New York: Basic Books, 1982.

  • Temple, Wayne C. Abraham Lincoln: From Skeptic to Prophet. Mahomet, Illinois: Mayhaven Publishing, 1995.

  • Trueblood, Elton. Abraham Lincoln: Theologian of American Anguish. New York: Harper and Row, 1973.

  • Winger, Stewart. Lincoln, Religion, and Romantic Cultural Politics. Northern Illinois University Press, 2002.

  • Wolf, William J. The Almost Chosen People. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., 1959.

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