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Lincoln's Gettysburg address : echoes of the Bible and Book of Common Prayer

Author: A E Elmore
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While it has long been determined that Abraham Lincoln's writings were influenced by the King James Bible. until now no full-length study has shown the precise ways in which the Gettysburg Address uses its specific language. Refuting the view that the address was crafted with traditional classical references, this revealing investigation provides a new way to think about the speech and the man who wrote it. A.E.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A E Elmore
ISBN: 9780809329519 0809329514
OCLC Number: 302414680
Description: xi, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The forgotten Bible --
Lincoln's knowledge of Bible and Prayer Book --
Birth and rebirth --
Fitting and proper --
Consecrate, dedicate, hallow --
O brave new words --
"Under God" --
aforethought or afterthought? --
Controversial proposition --
The essence of Lincoln's style --
The heart of the message.
Responsibility: A.E. Elmore.
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