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Lincoln's Gettysburg address : echoes of the Bible and Book of Common Prayer /

Elmore, A. E.,
Item ID:
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2009.
9780809329519 (cloth : alk. paper); 0809329514 (cloth : alk. paper)
Call Number:
E475.55 .E466 2009
Physical Description:
xi, 265 p. ; 24 cm.
Christianity and politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Gettysburg address.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Oratory.
Episcopal Church. Book of common prayer (1790) -- Language.
Bible. English. Authorized -- Language.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-257) and index.; The forgotten Bible -- Lincoln's knowledge of Bible and Prayer Book -- Birth and rebirth -- Fitting and proper -- Consecrate, dedicate, hallow -- O brave new words -- "Under God"--aforethought or afterthought? -- Controversial proposition -- The essence of Lincoln's style -- The heart of the message -- Epilogue: catechism and conclusion -- Appendix: Four versions of the Gettysburg Address.; "While it has long been determined that Abraham Lincoln's writings were influenced by the King James Bible. until now no full-length study has shown the precise ways in which the Gettysburg Address uses its specific language. Refuting the view that the address was crafted with traditional classical references, this [...] investigation provides a new way to think about the speech and the man who wrote it"--Publisher.
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Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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