10 February 2009

Was Abraham Lincoln An Orthodox Christian?

". . . books that over the years have claimed Lincoln for Christianity without noticing that he did not believe in miracles, immortality or the divinity of Jesus."~ Fred Kaplan, Washington Post

I've read scores of articles claiming that our 16th President was a Christian. More recently, CW bloggers who have obviously not studied the history of Orthodox Christianity have suggested that Lincoln was a Christian in the same vein as many Southerners, including Lee and Jackson. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is not a moral judgment of Lincoln, simply a statement of fact as the Washington Post writer points out.

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