By Sean A. Scott
From Lincoln's election to his assassination, the booklet weaves jointly political, army, social, and highbrow background right into a non secular narrative of the Civil struggle at the northern domestic entrance. jam-packed with compelling human curiosity tales, this account attracts on letters, diaries, newspapers and church documents in addition to released assets to conclusively show that many religious civilians looked the Civil struggle as a competition imbued with non secular which means. within the technique of giving their dependable help to the govt. as person electorate, spiritual Northerners politicized the church as a collective establishment and used it to uphold the Union so the purified state may perhaps advertise Christianity world wide. Christian patriotism helped win the struggle, however the politicization of faith didn't result in the redemption of the state.
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