Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Abe!

From "connexions" blog...

Happy Birthday, Abe!

by Kim on February 12, 2009

Today (February 12th) is the bicentenary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. Born on the Sabbath to parents who belonged to an anti-slavery Baptist church, young Abe inhabited a domestic world shaped by the stories of the Bible – and by a Calvinist worldview; and while in time Lincoln became sceptical of the idea of double predestination, he retained a deep sense of divine providence, of a God deeply, if inscrutably, engaged in human history, in grace and judgement.

f Obama’s inaugural address was a tour de force, both rhetorically and substantively, it is not least because Lincoln’s prophetic spirit – and his own inaugural speeches – inspired and pervaded it....

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