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Lincoln the freethinker.

Lewis, Joseph

Lincoln the freethinker.

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Published by Freethought Press Association in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Religion.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [31]

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE457.2 .L48 1934
    The Physical Object
    Pagination30 [1] p.
    Number of Pages30
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6213401M
    LC Control Number56049892
    OCLC/WorldCa5061090

      Abraham Lincoln died on Ap , of a gunshot wound to the head. He was 56 years old and 6 feet 4 inches tall: a giant, felled. He was the 16th president of the United States and the first Author: Jill Lepore.


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Lewis, Joseph. Lincoln, the freethinker. New York, N.Y.: Lincoln Pub. Co., © (OCoLC) Named Person. The religious views of Abraham Lincoln are a matter of interest among scholars and the n grew up in a highly religious Baptist family.

He never joined any Church, and was a skeptic as a young man and sometimes ridiculed revivalists. He frequently referred to God and had a deep knowledge of the Bible, often quoting n attended Protestant church. The Lincoln Hypothesis: A Modern-day Abolitionist Investigates the Possible Connection Between Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, and Abraham Lincoln by Timothy Ballard avg rating —.

(22) LINCOLN THE FREETHINKER Regarding Lincoln the freethinker. book supposed speech to the group of Colored Peo- ple, permit me to quote Herndon concerning it: "I am aware of the fraud committed on Mr.

Lincoln in reporting some insane remarks supposed to have been made by him, inon the presentation of a Bible to him by the colored people of Baltimore. Rich with such iconic figures as Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Paine, and the once-famous Robert Green Ingersoll, Freethinkers restores to history Lincoln the freethinker.

book passionate humanists who struggled against those who would undermine the combination of secular government and religious liberty that is the glory of the American by: Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. "A grand work--the Lincoln biography for this generation." Harold Holzer Chicago Tribune "Lincoln immediately takes its place among the best of the genre, and it is unlikely that it will be surpassed in elegance, incisiveness and originality in this centuryA book of investigative tenacity, interpretive boldness and almost acrobatic balance."/5().

Richard Carwardine's recent study: "Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power" joins a select number of outstanding works on Lincoln written by a non-American scholar.

Richard Carwardine is the Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford University. His book, fittingly, was awarded the Lincoln prize, the first work of a British writer to be so Cited by:   Richard Carwardine's recent study: "Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power" joins a select number of outstanding works on Lincoln written by a non-American scholar.

Richard Carwardine is the Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford University. His book, fittingly, was awarded the Lincoln prize, the first work of a British writer to be so /5.

Lincoln: A Novel is a historical novel, part of the Narratives of Empire series by Gore Vidal. Set during the American Civil War, the novel describes the presidency of Abraham Lincoln through the eyes of several historical figures, including presidential secretary John Hay, First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, Secretary of State William H.

Seward, Secretary of the Treasury Salmon Chase, his Author: Gore Vidal. A well examined and researched book for its time from one of our most honored freethinkers.

Six Historic Americans. This book examines the lives of Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, and Ulysses Grant. He provides evidence for their infidelity to Christianity. According to this bio, one of his books was Lincoln the Freethinker, published back in Lewis delivered an address at a banquet of the Freethinkers’ Society of New York in February of that had the same title as the book, so that may have been the genesis of the book, I don’t know.

Jacoby is squarely in the freethinker camp, and her book could be seen as one of advocacy, especially as she regards the current government and its faith-based programs.

The history revealed here, however, shows that American freethinkers have been in the advanced guard of good ideas from resisting governmental religion through abolition Cited by: Imagine a person who reads the Secular Web on a daily basis but one day decides to read Richard Swinburne's book, The Existence of God.

Suppose this person becomes persuaded by Swinburne's book that there is a cumulative case for God's existence which shows that theism is more probable than atheism. Joseph R. Fornieri: Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, Pp The title might give readers the wrong impression that the book concerns how Abraham Lincoln developed new concepts in political philosophy in the manner of Thomas Hobbes or Karl : John Burt.

A few quotes from the book: In eighteenth-century political discourse, the adjective civil was the closest equivalent of secularist, and many of the founders used the word to refer to the public, nonreligious sphere of government, as distinct from the private role of religion.

American freethought derived much of its power from an inclusiveness that encompassed many forms of. Books contributed from the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection held in the Lincoln Library, Allen County Public Library., Fort Wayne, Indiana.

With compliments of the author Charles T. Sprading to John E. Remsberg, a fellow freethinker Topics: Liberty, Libertarians. The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection.

1, K. -- Abraham Lincoln, quoted by Victor J Stenger in Physics and Psychics " The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession Abraham Lincoln.

Here he reiterated in various ways the charge that Lincoln was a religious freethinker and fatalist who late in his Springfield years appeared to backpedal from this position for the sake of political advantage.

He also urged his own then-held personal belief in Lincoln's illegitimacy on Lamon and through him Chauncey by: 2. -- Abraham Lincoln, Manford's Magazine, quoted from Franklin Steiner, The Religious Beliefs of Our Presidents, p.

"The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession."-- Abraham Lincoln, quoted by Joseph Lewis in "Lincoln the Freethinker" "The only person who is a worse liar than a faith healer is his patient.".

One of the major characters in the book is Lincoln's secretary John Hay, who becomes one of his closest confidantes over the course of his Presidency.

Hay, a great admirer who grows to love the President, goes on to become Secretary of State himself one day. The story gives the insiders view on the running of the country during the Civil War. Ronald C. White, Jr., is the author of two bestselling books on Abraham Lincoln: The Eloquent President and Lincoln’s Greatest Speech, a New York Times Notable Book.

White earned his Ph.D. at Princeton and has lectured on Lincoln at hundreds of universities and organizations, and at Gettysburg and the White House. He is a Fellow at the Huntington /5(75). The book sought to revamp the use of the word “freethinker,” “a lovely word,” Jacoby wrote (4). Jacoby starts with Tom Paine, who she argues, somewhat ahistorically, “was the first American freethinker to be labeled an atheist, denigrated both before and after his death, and deprived of his proper place in American history” (5).

A masterful work by Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s life and brilliantly depicts Lincoln’s gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war.4/5(20).

Abraham Lincoln As outspoken in his day as Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens are today, American freethinker and author ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL () was a notorious radical whose uncompromising views on religion and slavery (they were bad, in his opinion), women's suffrage Brand: Dodo Press.

Cold reception by historians. The Lincoln Conspiracy was greeted with hostility and derision from academic objections were raised against the book's sensational theories and the authors' use (and misuse) of source materials.

The Lincoln Conspiracy is often considered a form of negationist or even alternate history. The Lincoln Conspiracy was the basis of the film Publisher: Schick Sunn Classic Books. Lincoln, the Freethinker by Joseph Lewis, (also by Lewis, Abraham Lincoln -- Freethinker, Soldier and Martyr, ) Stuck in Lincoln's Land by David Brooks (New York Times), Lincoln's Religious Quest--Why his faith won't suit either side in the culture wars.

by Richard Wightman Fox (Slate), This channel provides well-documented facts about the Bible and Christian beliefs, and information that you will never hear from any pulpit. Each one of our. As outspoken in his day as Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens are today, American freethinker and author ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL () was a notorious radical whose uncompromising views on religion and slavery (they were bad, in his opinion), women's suffrage (a good idea, he believed), and other contentious matters of his era made 4/5(2).

This book collects the testimony of more than one hundred witnesses, and devotes more than three hundred pages to answer the question, “Was Abraham Lincoln a Christian?” The author, a proponent of Freethought or Freethinking, suggests that Lincoln’s religious beliefs were in line with a sort of Deism, or natural religion, and that he didn.

True political greatness, as embodied by Lincoln, involves both humility and sacrificial service for the common good. The enduring wisdom and timeless teachings of these great thinkers, Fornieri shows, can lead to a deeper appreciation of statesmanship and. Donald's Lincoln is a scholarly achievement.

Harold Holzer Chicago Tribune Lincoln immediately takes its place among the best of the genre, and it is unlikely that it will be surpassed in elegance, incisiveness and originality in this century A book of investigative tenacity, interpretive boldness and almost acrobatic balance/5().

Robert Bray, Professor of American Literature at Illinois Wesleyan University. Wrote a work on Lincoln's reading. "Reading with Lincoln" is, in effect, a large-scale commentary on his “chart” of Lincoln’s reading. It begins with the preceptors and.

The Best Books on President Lincoln. It took years after the death of Lincoln for a book to appear which put into detail his genius for Author: Allen Barra. THE WORKS OF ROBERT G. INGERSOLL By Robert G. Ingersoll "The Destroyer Of Weeds, Thistles And Thorns Is A Benefactor, Whether He Soweth Grain Or Not." IN TWELVE VOLUMES, VOLUME I.

LECTURES THE DRESDEN EDITION TO EVA A. INGERSOLL, MY WIFE, A WOMAN WITHOUT SUPERSTITION, THIS VOLUME IS DEDICATED. Their titles range from Lincoln, the Freethinker to Lincoln’s Christianity. Just this month, Christian publisher Thomas Nelson released Lincoln’s Battle With God: A President’s Struggle With Faith and What It Meant for America by popular biographer Stephen Mansfield.

McPherson recommends A. Lincoln: A Biography, by Ronald C. White Jr. (Random House, $35), as “the best biography of Lincoln since David Donald’s ‘Lincoln’ ().” White’s major new. Not a technical Christian: Abraham Lincoln's religion. --Lincoln's early thought --Indiana --New Salem --Springfield --Lincoln was an infidel --Defining infidel --Herndon --Freethinker/atheist --Lincoln as an infidel --Lincoln's infidel book --Lincoln as an infidel-continued --Lincoln misled the public regarding his religion --Honest Abe.

Following an accident, homicide detective Robbie Brownlaw, develops synesthesia, a neurological condition where your senses get mixed up. Sometimes when people talk to him, he see their voices as colored shapes provoked by the emotions. For a Lincoln buff/historian like Burkhimer”for anyone who wants to get at Lincoln’s religious life”the historiographical tangle only thickens, even on so simple a question as to whether Lincoln was himself a man given to prayer.

Herndon was a freethinker, and an evangelizing one. Ronald C. White captures its qualities admirably in this outstanding book." The Washington Post judged it "splendid The Eloquent President is an insightful, highly readable exploration of genius." A.

Lincoln: A Biography. White authored A. Lincoln: A Biography in during the bicentennial of Lincoln's mater: U.C.L.A. and Princeton University.Lincoln Loved to Learn shows the reader some of the influences that framed this historical figure by focusing on Lincoln's childhood and his great commitment to learning as he grew up.

Attractive illustrations and photographs will add to the enjoyment of this book.Lincoln, the freethinker / (New York, N.Y.: Lincoln Pub. Co., c), by Humphrey Humdrum (page images at HathiTrust) Wit and humor of Abraham Lincoln: gathered from authentic sources / (Chicago: Shrewesbury Pub.

Co., ), by Carleton B. Case (page images at HathiTrust).