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By Roger Billings, Frank J. Williams

ISBN-10: 0813126088

ISBN-13: 9780813126081

As our nation's so much cherished and recognizable president, Abraham Lincoln is better identified for the Emancipation Proclamation and for directing our nation in the course of the Civil warfare. yet earlier than he took the oath of place of work, Lincoln practiced legislations for almost twenty-five years within the Illinois courts. Abraham Lincoln, Esq.: The criminal occupation of America's maximum President examines Lincoln's legislations perform and the influence it had on his presidency and the rustic.

Editors Roger Billings and Frank J. Williams, in addition to a striking record of individuals, research Lincoln's occupation as a general-practice lawyer, having a look either at his paintings in Illinois and on the time he spent in Washington. each one bankruptcy deals an expansive examine Lincoln's felony brain and covers varied subject matters similar to Lincoln's felony writing, ethics, the structure, and overseas legislations. Abraham Lincoln, Esq. emphasizes this frequently ignored interval in Lincoln's occupation and sheds mild on Lincoln's lifestyles prior to he turned our 16th president.

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In Winstanley’s early writings we find distinct echoes too of figures like Thomas Collier, who was much closer to the Calvinist Particular Baptists – though in the 1640s he differed from them on a number of significant issues. 84 He is known to have spent time in Surrey, as did the General Baptist preacher Thomas Lambe, and it is possible that Winstanley made contact with him on one of his preaching tours. Collier’s vigorous anticlericalism comes through clearly in his surviving writings and sermons from the 1640s, as does his decidedly Winstanley-like hostility to ‘carnall’ notions of heaven as a ‘glorious place above the Firmament, out of sight, and not to be enjoyed till after this life’.

133 It is as the foundation text of the digging experiment that The New Law of Righteousnes has become best known. Winstanley was not content just to denounce evils and express his hope that all would soon change for the better, for we also find in The New Law of Righteousnes the beginnings of a carefully thought-out programme for change. 134 The course of action advocated by Winstanley came to him, so he claimed, as a vision in a trance. ‘Divers matters’ were revealed to him, and he heard the words ‘Worke together.

95 But Winstanley was not content to rest there. For him, the very name of God created difficulties, so he chose instead to talk of Reason, ‘for though men esteem this word Reason to be too mean a name to set forth the Father by, yet it is the highest name that can be given him’. Reason was the great creator and ‘governs the whole Creation’, and if all were subject to the spirit of Reason within, then they would abide by the Golden Rule and cease to act unrighteously towards others. ‘For the Spirit Reason’, he argued, ‘doth not preserve one creature and destroy another ...

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