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. filled 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 appeared the Civil conflict as a competition imbued with non secular that means. within the means of giving their unswerving aid to the govt as person voters, non secular Northerners politicized the church as a collective establishment and used it to uphold the Union so the purified kingdom may possibly advertise Christianity world wide. Christian patriotism helped win the battle, however the politicization of faith didn't bring about the redemption of the state.
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