The Gettysburg Address: We Have Lengthy Remembered
November 19th is the a hundred and fiftyth anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Tackle. This speech is commonly acclaimed as 1 of the most eloquent in American history. It was sent at the commitment of a countrywide cemetery on Gettysburg’s battlefield four and a half months after Union forces turned back again Robert E. Lee’s Accomplice military in the bloodiest engagement of the Civil War. The brief address reverberates with the rhythms and phrases of the King James Bible, a guide with which Lincoln was intimately acquainted. Professor Dreisbach will talk about how Lincoln used biblical language and themes to solemnify the celebration and to infuse the sacrifice of the lifeless and wounded at Gettysburg with great meaning.
Daniel L. Dreisbach is a professor in the Faculty of General public Affairs at American University. He received a Medical doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford College and a Juris Physician degree from the College of Virginia. His principal study pursuits are constitutional law and the intersection of faith, politics, and regulation in American community existence. He has authored or edited eight publications, including Religion and the Founders of the American Republic (Oxford Univ. Push, forthcoming in 2014), The Sacred Rights of Conscience (Liberty Fund, 2009), and Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation in between Church and State (New York Univ. Push, 2002). He has printed quite a few e-book chapters, critiques, and articles in scholarly journals, such as American Journal of Lawful Background, Politics and Faith, Constitutional Commentary, Journal of Church and State, and William and Mary Quarterly.