The paper is about is related to an discussion forum. The discussion topic is as follows:
Themes of sacrifice and redemption were important during the Civil War. What did it mean then to understand death and suffering in a theological way? How and why did the war come to take on a transcendent meaning or a holy quality. ” as David Blight, in God in America- A Nation Reborn,” calls it ?
How would you characterize Abraham Lincolns religious views ? How (why) did his ideas God and God’s will change over the course of Civil War ? Does anything surprise you about Lincoln’s religious views and moral vision ?
The video of God In America can be viewed at this website… www.pbs.org/godinamerica.. The chapter to view is A Nation Reborn also you can seek more information from the book of The History of Christianity in the United States.. by Nancy Koester.. Press 2007