June 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm #20700
Thank you for the link to the article. I’ve also ordered JMMA so will read the intro (and the rest) when I get it.
It has been written of Sherman, “In Congress he advocated the Christian duty and propriety of appointing days of fasting and prayer and thanksgiving to Almighty God, and was the author of several of those eminently Christian state papers. He had great influence in imbuing the public and legislative transactions of the country with a scriptural sense of the need of God’s presence and blessing” (Morris, “The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States”, p. 150).