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God in America: Three: A Nation Reborn

  • Aired: 10/12/2010
  • 51:09
  • Rating: NR
As slavery splits the nation, abolitionists and slaveholders find justification in the Bible. Frederick Douglass condemns Christianity; President Lincoln struggles to make sense of the war's carnage and the death of his young son. Lincoln, who previously had favored reason over revelation, embarks on a spiritual journey that transforms his ideas about God and the war's ultimate meaning.
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How religion suffused the Civil War
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