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Abraham Lincoln:
Redeemer President
(Second Edition, 2022)
By Allen C. Guelzo

The story of Abraham Lincoln’s faith and intellectual life—updated and revised with a new preface. Guelzo explores the role of ideas in Lincoln’s life, treating him as a serious thinker deeply involved in the 19th-century debates over politics, religion, and culture. Guelzo relates the outward events of Lincoln’s life to his inner spiritual struggles and sets them both against the intellectual backdrop of his age. The 16th president emerges as a creative yet profoundly paradoxical man—possessed of deep moral and religious character yet without adherence to organized religion.

More than a masterful biography of a great American figure, this volume also provides important insights into the ideas that have shaped the American landscape. Based on new materials recovered from the papers of Lincoln's early biographers, Guelzo's work sheds light on the intellectual conflicts that once led to civil war--and that still influence today's "culture wars".

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