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Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
12-03-2015, 12:53 PM
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RE: Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
I mention it because of the profuse claims to Lincoln's newfound Christian ardor, in the old newspaper article. Sending his carriage to pick up the preacher, getting down on their knees each night in the White House and praying for hours, etc. Good detective work for you to find that, somewhere online. What does interest is the switch, as they cooked the article, from Rev Phineas Gurley over to a Sanderson, instead. Lincoln did favor the softened and oddly reworked brand of mystic Calvinism that Rev Gurley propounded. Probably Lincoln didn't really know what Calvin had taught. Gurley is said to have seldom preached at Lincoln or pounded him with politics, either. The newspaper article has the elderly Mrs. Frances (Gurley) Elderkin with many interesting sayings of Lincoln, but not told in the article. I notice her FindaGrave listing doesn't mention any of this.
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RE: Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer - maharba - 12-03-2015 12:53 PM

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