Inside The Blanket Fort - Episode 154
Journey back Inside The Blanket Fort as we take a look at a recent release from the Press: Gordon Leidner’s Abraham Lincoln and the Bible: A Complete Compendium.
Released in April, Leidner explores How Abraham Lincoln’s lifelong study of scripture influenced him as a man and, ultimately, as president. Leidner believes the impact was profound—more than previously recognized. Leidner examines Lincoln’s use of the Bible, how it shaped him as a person, how its influence changed over time, and how biblical quotations peppered his letters, speeches, and conversations.
By showcasing Lincoln’s specific biblical references and influences, Leidner reframes the question of Lincoln’s religious beliefs so that readers may evaluate for themselves what solace and guidance the Bible afforded the sixteenth president.