Taken from the third chapter of Allen C. Guelzo’s book Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President, this excerpt sketches Lincoln’s understanding of “necessity.” Juxtaposed with our recent post, “Robert E. Lee’s Central Tenet: Providence”, the two excerpts provide fascinating commentary on religious thought in Civil War America. Guelzo’s book was the inaugural volume in Eerdmans’ Library of Religious Biography series and winner…

via Abraham Lincoln’s “Doctrine of Necessity” — EerdWord

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