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.

Also in this feature

Thanks, For What? (Antle, Codevilla, Alt, Stuart, and Wolfe)

Jim Antle on how Thanksgiving remains, Angelo Codevilla on the Judeo-Christianity still discernible in the American soul, Kevin Stuart on the American Civil Religion, Robert Alt on the oppression we have thus far avoided, and Christopher Wolfe listing some basic freedoms we ought not take for granted.


The Otherwise Minded

We are fortunate to live in a country where we enjoy the freedoms that many "otherwise minded" died elsewhere to achieve.

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