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dc.contributor.authorHolbreich, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorPetranovich, Danilo
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-07T23:00:00Z
dc.date.available2019-08-07T23:00:00Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationHolbreich, Matthew and Patranovich, Danilo. (Spring 2014). In the Valley of the Dry Bones: Lincoln’s Biblical Oratory and the Coming of the Civil War. History of Political Thought 35(1): 121-146.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0143-781X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.yu.edu/straus/publicationsen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12202/4593
dc.descriptionPamphleten_US
dc.description.abstractCo-authored by the Straus Center’s Resident Scholar, Dr. Matthew Holbreich, this article investigates Lincoln’s public use of the Bible before he became President of the United States. The rhetorical tropes of covenant, purification, sacrifice and rebirth illuminate a previously under-appreciated dimension of Lincoln’s Biblical oratory. A close study of those themes reveals a consistently radical and polarizing Lincoln from his early speeches (Lyceum and Temperance) to his late pre-Presidential ones (Peoria and House Divided). At the heart of this unity was an uncompromisingly moral vision of the Union. The article concludes with some reflections on the enduring importance of the Bible.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherImprint Academicen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectAbraham Lincolnen_US
dc.subjectAmerican presidencyen_US
dc.subjectBibleen_US
dc.subjectslaveryen_US
dc.subjectRepublicansen_US
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.subjectleadershipen_US
dc.subjectAmerican Northen_US
dc.subjectAmerican Southen_US
dc.subjectoratoryen_US
dc.subjectrhetoricen_US
dc.subjectwaren_US
dc.subjectviolenceen_US
dc.subjectPuritansen_US
dc.subjectJeremiaden_US
dc.subjectcovenanten_US
dc.subjectsacrificeen_US
dc.subjectcompromiseen_US
dc.subjectmoral conflicten_US
dc.subjectliberalismen_US
dc.subjectCivil Waren_US
dc.titleIn the Valley of the Dry Bones: Lincoln’s Biblical Oratory and the Coming of the Civil War.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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