FEATURE STORY: Clinton’s inaugural address as civil-religion sermon

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c. 1997 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ In 1789 during his first inaugural address, George Washington offered”fervent supplications”that the”Almighty Being who rules over the universe”would consecrate the new United States of America. Not quite 75 years later, Abraham Lincoln, in his historic second inaugural address, urged the nation to bind up the wounds caused by […]

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