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Abraham Lincoln Bible surfaces, offers clues to his religious beliefs

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Shane Higgins
Jun 20, 2019 16:00
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A Bible that once belonged to President Abraham Lincoln resurfaced 150 years after his death, pointing to the faith he clung to at a pivotal moment in American history and when he was growing more overtly religious.

Lincoln's faith has long been debated over the years.

He was known as the "village atheist" as a young man but he gave one of the most explicitly religious speeches ever by a president during his second inaugural address.

Scholars say the new discovery helps solidify his faith in his later years.

(Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum)

On Thursday, the Bible will go on display for the first time at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill.

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