The latter, bray believes, is the most likely source for lincoln s skepticism concerning the bible s inspiration 73, and it leads by a direct line to lincoln s own earliest writing, the little book on infidelity, which lincoln s friends destroyed in manuscript before its. Jan 18, 2017 the last, and only other president since lincoln, to use the lincoln bible was obama, both in 2009 and 20, a choice the 44th president said was meant to emphasize lincolns call for. Jan 17, 2017 for many of the countrys early presidents, historical records are thin on whether a bible was used, brown said. He frequently referred to god and had a deep knowledge of the bible, often. Abraham lincoln bible surfaces, offers clues to his religious beliefs. Bible underscores lincolns belief he was to end slavery. The book is an 1853 oxford university press printing of the king james bible. Although the bible remained with carroll for a time, the lincolns acquired it at an unknown time. Quote from abraham lincoln the bible is not my book and. Abraham lincolns religion philosophies of men mingled.
Abraham lincolns religion philosophies of men mingled with. Jan 19, 2009 while it is in good condition, its not really the lincoln family bible. Lincolns deep knowledge of the scriptures could not have come without. After i had started on the journey i unwrapped the covering of paper and found it was my bible.
Abraham lincoln quotes american 16th us president 186165, who brought about the emancipation of the slaves. Jun 23, 2019 lincoln once wrote his thoughts about the bible after receiving a different bible as a gift. The 8 amazing habits of abraham lincoln successify. With the civil war about to erupt and an assassination threat in baltimore, lincoln arrived in washington in the middle of. The symbolism of trumps two inaugural bible choices, from. Abraham lincoln the bible is not my book nor christianity. As i was about ready to leave for baltimore the officer handed me a small package. Miner was among those who escorted lincoln s body to springfield from chicago and read from the book of job at the funeral. In turning over the pages i found a card in the book, with the following written on it. Quotes authors a abraham lincoln the bible is not my book. There needs to be faith in jesus christ to be saved according to paul in acts. He could repeat much of the bible, but he was not moved by emotional appeals.
I could never assent to the long complicated statements of christian dogma. Abraham lincoln in regards to this great book the bible, i have but to say it is the best gift god has given to man. I am not a book expert, but was wondering where i could go to get a good appraisal of my books. With the brief words, i, abraham lincoln, do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states, lincoln was sworn in as the sixteenth president.
Lincoln had internalized the music and the morality of the bible. The lincolnobama inaugural bible collection commemorates the significance of january 20, 2009, the day that president barack obama was inaugurated, using the lincoln bible to take the presidential oath of office. There are also leather bound and other very interesting features. Lincoln bible appears after 150 years arkansas online. Reading about lincoln is all well and good, but for a change, lets look at. Lincoln wrote, in regard to this great book, i have but to say, it is the best gift god.
I have between 50100 books ed in the late 1800s and early 1900s. On january 20, 2009, presidentelect barack obama also took the oath of office on this bible. Abraham lincoln, quoted by joseph lewis in lincoln the freethinker posted by patrick on 08032010 01. The bible, given to a friend of lincoln s after his death, has remained out of sight, passed along from one generation to another, unknown to the vast array of scholars who have studied his life. Mar 03, 2020 for five years, rising before dawn to write, and using weekends and vacations from my newspaper tasks, i have worked on a book about that speech, setting it in the context of 24 hours in the. It would be nice, when people fabricate quotes and attribute them to mr lincoln, if they would at least give him words hed conceivably say, ideas hed possibly share publicly.
They grasped not only the whole race of man then living, but they reached forward and. Abraham lincoln bible unveiled after 150 years, promising new. Abraham lincoln the bible is not my book nor christianity my profession. The two bibles donald trump used at the inauguration the. Donald trump to be sworn in on lincoln, family bibles. While it is in good condition, its not really the lincoln family bible. The last, and only other president since lincoln, to use the lincoln bible was obama, both in 2009 and 20, a choice the 44th president said was meant to emphasize lincoln s call for. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of christian dogma. Quotes like this one have led to the belief among some that he was an atheist, but even early on, that was simply not true. Lincoln learned, early in his life, that the bible was by far the most useful book to him as a public speaker. His other favorite book was the collected works of william shakespeare.
The easiest way to know how much your copy of a book is worth on the open market is to check on how much similar copies are currently being offered for. During this time, lincoln is reported to have said, the bible is not my book nor christianity my profession. He never joined any church, and was a skeptic as a young man and sometimes ridiculed revivalists. The two bibles donald trump used at the inauguration. He was one of the finest literary minds of this nation, and a politician without equal. The book is an 1853 oxford university press printing of the king james bible, mr. Theres no question about the impact of the bible on lincolns personal and political life. Did you know that the iconic lincoln bible was actually not lincoln s personal bible, but was that used at his inaugural in 1861. Oct 29, 2010 writing corrections is seldom a proud chore, but it is often eyeopening and, dare i say, educational.
All things most desirable for mans welfare, here and hereafter, are to. But nearly all of the presidents from lincoln to obama have used the bible during. Abraham lincoln and sojourner truth the new york times. Lincoln s relationship with god is a subject highly debated by historians and students of history. Lincoln s faith in god by gordon leidner of great american history.
Fill out this form with enough information to get a list of comparable copies. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of christian dogma. In regard to this great book, i have but to say, it is the best gift god has given to man. We bring to you these interesting quotes by abraham lincoln that will surely make you rethink your view of the world and provide you with food for thought. Bridging the historic nature of both president abraham lincoln s and president obamas inaugurations, this collection is a stunning.
All things most desirable for mans welfare, here and hereafter, are found portrayed in it. A new lincoln bible, from a mantel to a presidential library. The christianity of abraham lincoln living gospel daily. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of christian. Speeches and writings 18321858 quotes by abraham lincoln. Abraham lincoln bible reveals new details about his faith at.
In 1864, some former slaves in maryland presented lincoln with a gift of a bible. Users who liked, the bible is not my book and christianity is not. Lincolns own reading list, summerautumn, 1862, 63, and. My book about abraham lincoln presidents day printable. Lincolns most famous writings contain biblical quotations or references, many from the psalms and the gospels. He is known to have owned several books concerned with religion, and among them is this pocketsized collection of scriptures, originally titled the believers daily treasure. The bible is not my book nor christianity my profession. The bible is not my book and christianity is not my religion. Stephen douglas criticized lincoln for not being skilled enough at quoting scripture. The source of my disbelief christianity is nonsense. Abraham lincoln and american slavery, we incorrectly described an enigmatic portrait of lincoln and sojourner truth examining a bible. Jun 20, 2019 bible underscores lincoln s belief he was to end slavery the abraham lincoln presidential library and museum has publicly unveiled a king james bible that was given to the 16th president the year.
Abraham lincoln a lot of christians think they are being singled out when religion is criticized. Abraham lincoln quotes 87 quotes goodreads share book. His habit of reading every day reminds me of one of my. By erin carlson mast welcome to the fifth and final installment of our president lincoln s cottage book lists for 2009. Abraham the bible is not my book nor christianity the. I do know for certain that lincoln despised christianity. Nobody should swear on a bible that lincoln used and cherished the book, as the blurb claimed. This is about the bibleor biblesthat lincoln later personally owned and read like the average person reads a cherished text or story book.
Is it true that abraham lincoln was an atheist answers. Abraham lincoln religious quotes that i am not a member of any christian church, is true. The lincoln family donated the bible to the library of congress, which includes it in their collection. Jan, 2012 one aspect of lincoln s calvinist background that he wholeheartedly embraced throughout his life was the doctrine of necessity, which is more commonly known as predestination, or determinism. Early in life, i absenteed myself from christian assemblies. Apr 04, 2008 to men who think for themselves, no matter what may have been their previous religious belief, there not unfrequently comes a period of doubting. The lincoln bible is the bible owned by president abraham lincoln, and was later used by barack obama at his inaugurations in 2009 and 20, as well as the inauguration of donald trump in 2017. During this time, lincoln is reported to have said, the bible is not my book.
The bible later remained with the lincoln family up until 1928, at which point mary eunice harlan, the widow of robert todd lincoln, donated it to the library of congress. Lincoln grew up in a highly religious baptist family. In fact, from 1857 on, there was rarely a speech given by this man that did not refer back to the bible, in specific quotations. The bible says somewhere that we are desperately selfish. A powerful orator, he left behind a rich collection of quotations covering varied topics like politics, meaning of life, happiness, governance, and family among others. Abraham lincoln bible surfaces, offers clues to his religious. All the good the savior gave to the world was communicated through this book.
Miner, a baptist minister who had lived across the street from the lincolns in springfield for several years, was a friend very much beloved by my husband, mrs. Now another bible belonging to lincoln has been unveiled to the public for the first time in 150 years. Previous book lists detailed our top rated recent books on lincoln, staff favorite books on lincoln, visitor favorites on lincoln, and childrens books on lincoln. Lincoln had the habit of waking up early in the morning to spend some quiet time reading alone reading the bible. In the center of the front cover is a shield, made of gold wash over white metal, with the words holy bible engraved into it. I did not come here with the idea of being singled out, but. Bateman, i am not a christiangod knows i would be onebut i have carefully read the bible, and i do not so understand this book. Lincoln traveled to washington, dc separately from his family, and under threat of assassination, his luggage and bible were left behind. Jun 24, 2019 abraham lincoln said of the bible, in regard to this great book. Lincolns bibleand not the one you think united church of god. Oct 04, 2008 honestly, i am not sure if he was a deist, or not. Quote from abraham lincoln the bible is not my book and christianity is not my religion. Mary lincoln gave the bible to family friend noyes w. On january 21, 20, obama again used the lincoln bible, along with the bible belonging to the reverend martin luther king, jr.
One aspect of lincolns calvinist background that he wholeheartedly embraced throughout his life was the doctrine of necessity, which is more commonly known as predestination, or determinism. All the good the saviour gave to the world was communicated through this book. Jan 18, 2017 the two bibles donald trump used at the inauguration. Aug 12, 2019 clarence edward macartney wrote in lincoln and the bible, thus the president used his knowledge of the bible to describe and ridicule the critics, complainers and malcontents who had gathered about fremont. Some say lincoln was an unbeliever, or at least a skeptic, of christianity.
They are accurate, easy to understand, and beautifully illustrated. Jun 19, 2019 the bible, given to a friend of lincolns after his death, has remained out of sight, passed along from one generation to another, unknown to the vast array of scholars who have studied his life. But one of the books he studied the most was the holy bible. The book lincoln and obama have in common library of congress. A new lincoln bible, from a mantel to a presidential. Search the worlds most comprehensive index of fulltext books. My book of bible stories read online or download free. The collection also included the contents of president lincoln s. Based on this quote, it would appear that lincoln was not christian and did not hold the bible in high regard.533 1408 619 718 1247 1118 1233 1287 676 344 1156 880 944 1274 21 1333 797 593 1187 1306 104 555 18 1213 222 960 1366 654 1397 665 1003 1031