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Posted at 1:20 PM ET, 02/12/2011

Historians to discuss Lincoln’s religion at Washington church

By Linda Wheeler

Abraham Lincoln’s religious beliefs are not well known, mainly because he said little on the subject, but he did occasionally attend services at St. John’s Church across Lafayette Park from the White House. On a Sunday before his inauguration he went there in the company of Sen. William Seward whose family had a front-row pew. Seward would become Lincoln's Secretary of State.

At that same church, Lincoln and his religion will be discussed at a series of free lectures, each beginning at 10 a.m.
Feb. 13: Harry Stout, professor of American Religious Studies at Yale University.
Feb. 20: Richard Norton Smith, author and expert on American presidents.
Feb. 27: Michael Beschloss, author, historian and political commentator.

By Linda Wheeler  | February 12, 2011; 1:20 PM ET
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