Lincoln's Gettysburg Address [electronic resource] : Echoes of the Bible and Book of Common Prayer / A.E. Elmore.
- Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2009.
1 online resource (282 p.)
- Political culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Christianity and politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Bible. -- English. -- Authorized -- Language.
Episcopal Church. Book of common prayer (1790) -- Language.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Oratory.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Gettysburg address.
- Electronic books.
- 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. Elmore offers chapter and verse evidence from the Bible as well as specific examples from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer to illustrate how Lincoln borrowed from thes
- The forgotten Bible
Lincoln's knowledge of Bible and Prayer Book
Birth and rebirth
Fitting and proper
Consecrate, dedicate, hallow
O brave new words
aforethought or afterthought?
The essence of Lincoln's style
The heart of the message.
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-257) and index.
Description based on print version record.
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