Many have explored the deep wisdom Abraham Lincoln modeled in his leadership during the Civil War; and still others have debated Lincolns ambiguous religious identity. But in this classic book on spiritual leadership Elton Trueblood reveals that it was precisely Lincolns religious convictions that shaped his leadership. Americas preeminent theologian Reinhold Niebuhr considered Lincoln his hero in both statecraft and religion. Here Trueblood explains why. Only Lincolns religious convictions explain how the President combined moral resoluteness and a shrewd ability to compromise; how he manifested certainty in committing troops to defend the promise of liberty while not succumbing to the traps of self-righteousness or triumphalism; how he could be both certain in the rightness of his cause in the face of horrible consequences to his decisions and a deep humility and openness to receiving help and insight from others. All leaders will gain deep wisdom and needed insight in these rich meditations on one of the most unique and effective leaders of all time.
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November 12, 2012
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