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Inside The Blanket Fort - Episode 154

Inside the Blanket Fort
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Inside The Blanket Fort - Episode 154 (12/14/23)

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.

Mandi is the Publications Editor for SIU Press. She is also the author of six published novels, two short fiction collections, and numerous short stories. She earned her BA and MFA in creative writing from SIU , and during her MFA studies, she worked as a producer, senior editor, and voice actor for the first season of Blanket Fort Radio Theater, A Knight of Another Sort.
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