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Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
10-26-2015, 12:06 AM
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RE: Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
From what I've read and understand about Lincoln (as some have described his beliefs) he had doubts for most of his life with believing in the "miraculous" events recorded in the bible. This includes Jesus as the Bible shows him.

Why Willie's death seems to bring about a shift in his thinking is something we can speculate on, but never really know. With all the death and destruction at this time, he was definitely looking for meaning and purpose to it all. He does seem to turn to God and the Bible to find the answers.

I have my own opinions, but they are probably mixed with my own personal religious beliefs that I want Lincoln to have too. The few books I have read on this subject all agree that in the later years of his life he has a strong faith and belief in God. They also have different views on the extent of Lincoln's faith and beliefs.

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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RE: Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer - Gene C - 10-26-2015 12:06 AM

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