Feature 11.21.2018

Lincoln’s Thanksgiving: Nature’s God (Guelzo, Brookhiser, Bottum, and Dyer)


Allen Guelzo, Richard Brookhiser, Joseph Bottum, and Justin Dyer on the thought and action of Lincoln's Thanksgiving and his wrestling with God.

Lincoln’s Thanksgiving, And Ours

Allen Guelzo on how Abraham Lincoln created Thanksgiving.

Passionate Sympathies

Richard Brookhiser on the rhetoric and meaning of Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation.

God and Mr. Lincoln

Joseph Bottum on the traces of Lincoln the national theologian in his Thanksgiving Proclamation.

On the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God

Justin Dyer on Lincoln’s natural theology and the relationship between Christianity and America.

The American Mind presents a range of perspectives. Views are writers’ own and do not necessarily represent those of The Claremont Institute.

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