Under God at Gettysburg? Lincoln’s Moral Constitution: A Public Lecture by Allen C. Guelzo


The Witherspoon Institute is pleased to announce the first annual William E. and Carol G. Simon Lecture on Religion in American Public Life with a lecture given by the distinguished Civil War historian Allen C. Guelzo, who is Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era Professor of History at Gettysburg College. The lecture, titled “Under God at Gettysburg? Lincoln’s Moral Constitution,” will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 4:30 PM. It will take place in McCormick Hall Room 101, on the campus of Princeton University. The lecture is co-sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University and marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. All are welcome to attend. Allen C. Guelzo is Professor of History and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College. He is the author of Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President, which won the Lincoln Prize for 2000, Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America, which won the Lincoln Prize for 2005, and Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America, which won the Abraham Lincoln Institute Prize for 2008. His most recent work on Lincoln is Abraham Lincoln As A Man of Ideas (a collection of essays published in 2009 by Southern Illinois University Press) and Lincoln, a volume in Oxford University Press’s ‘Very Short Introductions’ series (2009). His articles and essays have appeared in scholarly journals, and also in The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, and he has been featured on NPR, the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, Brian’s Lamb’s BookNotes, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In September 2005 he was nominated by President Bush to the National Council on the Humanities. In 2011-2012 he was a Visiting Fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and Garwood Visiting Professor of Politics, Princeton University. He holds an MA and a PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania.