Posts tagged "abraham lincoln"

147th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Conversion

Oh dear. It comes around every year. The anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, given four months after the Battle of Gettysburg by President Abraham Lincoln; proof that the Republican, influenced for much of his life by Enlightenment ideas, finally, while standing on the death-place of 50,000 soldiers, gave it over to "orthodox...

He Died on Good Friday…

19 January 2006 “But it is relevant to his theme to note that thanks to Booth’s derringer ball, the Lincoln who had let Jesus go became the Lincoln who resembled Jesus. Quickly Lincoln the icon pushed Washington upstairs: The self-made rail-splitter became the self-giving ‘Son’ to whom Americans could attach themselves in warm companionship while...