This is the original text of: Abraham Lincoln and Thanksgiving
Abraham Lincoln's spiritual faith was deep and thoughtful. His proclamation of a national day of Thanksgiving, during the Civil War, was very moving. He seems to have been a reader of Swedenborg's theological works, and was close friends with Swedenborgians in Illinois.
Date of creation: 2015
Credit: This article is based on an editorial by Bruce Henderson, in New Church Life.
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