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Inside The Blanket Fort - Episode 155

Inside the Blanket Fort
SIU Press
SIU Press
Inside The Blanket Fort - Episode 155

Journey back Inside The Blanket Fort as we continue our conversation with author Gordon Leidner about his book, Abraham Lincoln and the Bible: A Complete Compendium.

Published this April, this book delves into Lincoln’s lifelong study of scripture and how it influenced him as a man and as a president. Leidner believes the Bible had a profound impact on Lincoln and has investigated all of his known writings to identify, catalog, and study every instance in which Lincoln quoted from or alluded to the Bible. Rather than dwelling on the never-ending debate about Lincoln’s religious beliefs, Leidner shows how scripture affected Lincoln personally, professionally, and politically.

 This week we ask Leidner about what surprises he encountered during his research for Abraham Lincoln and the Bible: A Complete Compendium.

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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