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" Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with, or even before, the conflict itself should cease. Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God;... "
A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose - Page 434
1872 - 534 pages
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From Creation to the Cross: Understanding the First Half of the Bible

Albert H. Baylis - 1996 - 392 pages
...just results of the evils of slavery for both sides. Both [North and South] read the same Bible. Both pray to the same God: and each invokes his aid against...answered fully. The Almighty has his own purposes Fondly do we hope — fervently do we pray — that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away....
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America's God and Country: Encyclopedia of Quotations

William J. Federer, William Joseph Federer - 1994 - 845 pages
...same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread...has His own purposes. "Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh."...
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From Many, One: Readings in American Political and Social Thought

Richard C. Sinopoli - 1996 - 448 pages
...of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the Southern part of it. These slaves constituted...has His own purposes. "Woe unto the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh!"...
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Abraham Lincoln Deals with Foreign Affairs: A Diplomat in Carpet Slippers

Jay Monaghan - 1997 - 505 pages
...of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the Southern part of it. These slaves constituted...has his own purposes. 'Woe unto the world because of offenses ! for it must needs be that offenses come ; but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh.'...
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God's New Israel: Religious Interpretations of American Destiny

Conrad Cherry - 1998 - 410 pages
...Presidents of the United States (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1965), pp. 127-28. nitude or the duration which it has already attained. Neither...has His own purposes. "Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh."...
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Religion and the Antebellum Debate Over Slavery

John R. McKivigan, Mitchell Snay - 1998 - 391 pages
...a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces; but let us not judge not that we be not judged. The prayers of both...answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes." The Civil War president recognized a crucial fact that historians have long since sought to explain...
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Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics

George Kurian - 1999 - 389 pages
...of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the southern part of it. These slaves constituted...has His own purposes. "Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh."...
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Presidential Documents: The Speeches, Proclamations, and Policies that Have ...

Jim F. Watts, Fred L. Israel, Thomas J. McInerney - 2000 - 396 pages
...population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the southem part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and...has His own purposes. "Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh....
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - 2000 - 656 pages
...constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest...has His own purposes. "Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offenses cometh."...
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America's Religions: From Their Origins to the Twenty-first Century

Peter W. Williams - 2002 - 601 pages
...these startlingly original and complex reflections on the drama in which he himself was a principal: Neither party expected for the war the magnitude or...has His own purposes. "Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh."...
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