"Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President," 09/27

The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy welcomes


Dr. Allen C. Guelzo
Princeton University
American Historian and New York Times Best-selling Author


Wednesday, September 27
4:00 PM

Arthur M. Goldberg '66 Commons
John F. Scarpa Hall


The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law Religion and Public Policy welcomes Dr. Allen Guelzo, the Thomas W. Smith Distinguished Research Scholar and Director of the James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship at Princeton University.

In Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President (2nd edition, 2022), Guelzo explores the role of ideas in Lincoln’s life, treating him as a serious thinker deeply involved in the nineteenth-century debates over politics, religion and culture. Through masterful and original scholarly work, Guelzo relates the outward events of Lincoln’s life to his inner spiritual struggles and sets them both against the intellectual backdrop of his age. The sixteenth president emerges as a creative yet profoundly paradoxical man—possessed of deep moral and religious character yet without adherence to organized religion.

Previously, Dr. Guelzo was the director of Civil War Era Studies and the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College. He holds an MA and PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania.

Among his many award-winning publications, Dr. Guelzo is the author of Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President (1999), which won both the Lincoln Prize and the Abraham Lincoln Institute Prize; Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America (2004); Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America (2008); Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction (2009); and Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (2013), which spent eight weeks on the New York Times best-seller list.

The Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board has approved this symposium for 1 substantive CLE credit. Please note registration for this event is required.