Lincoln was probably more of a Deist than a Lutheran. He was the last (known) Deist president; most of the early US prsidents were Deist as well: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Tyler.
Unless there's good reason to make of Abram Lincoln an actual Lutheran, I think we should alter this. [PB]
- I just picked it becausee most of the US presidents seem to have been some denomination of protestants, and since there are/were a fair number of Lutherans in the Midwest....I thought that maybe *there* he would be one, too. BoArthur
- No, I'm not complaining! It's just that I've been poking around the Wikipedia and there is a list of church affiliations for all the Presidents. When I read "Lutheran", I was hesitant, because I didn't recall ever seeing him associated with that denomination. In point of fact, of course, all those Presidents labelled as "Deist" *here* didn't really belong to an organised Deist Church. They usually went along to whatever church their wives belonged to, or to whatever the local church was near where they lived.
- One wonders if Mrs Lincoln was as interested in occult matters *there* as *here*...[PB]