The University Research Committee and the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM) at Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in Harrogate, Tenn., will host the Dr. Robert L. Kincaid Endowed Research Center Lecture beginning at 3 p.m. today in the Arnold Auditorium of the ALLM.
The guest speaker will be Dr. George Gross, a civilian employee with the United States Marine Corps in Quantico, Va. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Gross will speak on “Retribution and Rebirth in the American Civil War — Lincoln’s Perspective.” The talk will examine Lincoln’s theme that the Civil War was a punishment for the crime of American slavery, and it will explore a variety of Scriptural meanings in Lincoln’s idea of “a new birth of freedom” at Gettysburg. Gross holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.
The Dr. Robert L. Kincaid Endowed Research Center at the ALLM promotes the scholarly study and public understanding of the influence created by the Judeo-Christian Ethic upon the era and the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. The Center is made possible through a generous endowment contribution and is named after Dr. Robert L. Kincaid, who served as LMU president from 1947 to 1958.
The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is located on the LMU campus in Harrogate, Tenn. For more information, call 423-869-6235.