By Elton Trueblood

Many writers have explored Lincoln's management; others have debated Lincoln's ambiguous spiritual id. yet during this vintage paintings, Christian thinker and statesman Elton Trueblood finds how Lincoln's management abilities flowed without delay from his spiritual convictions—which explains how the president was once capable of mix what few leaders can carry jointly: ethical resoluteness with a intelligent skill to compromise; self belief in his reason whereas refusing to succumb to the traps of self-righteousness or triumphalism; and a dedication to victory whereas by no means wasting sight of his accountability for—or the humanity of—his enemy. those wealthy meditations provide deep knowledge and perception on essentially the most potent leaders of all time.

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II S. 198). Mit Unrecht gelten die Dichter allein als die bevollmächtigten Schöpfer der Götterhymnen: § 4-8. § 4. Auch wir Redner selbst haben auf die Hymnenrede verzichtet zugunsten der Dichter und halten Hymnenreden für unangebracht gegenüber den Göttern, obwohl man zu allen anderen Begebenheiten die Prosarede gebraucht. Z. ocl. ~l. 7rpocrill\roptti&tv vgl. 8/30f. owo5 gebraucht. lspov Ttv~ &rttv für heilig halten ehren, dichterischer Ausdruck, Schmid Att. II S. 187; vergleichbar Rede XL K. § 10 S.

Pishymnus nicht ihn überwältigen durch eine aufgesetzte Etikette, sondern sieb vom Gegenstand überwältigen lassen, und dann so wie er es uns angetan hat, ihn wiedergeben . . (vgl. Amann S. 70; Schmid Att. II S. 142). Der Ausdruck schon bei Demostheues und früheren. Canter übersetzt allgemeiner: suum cuique tribuere. "Treffend" ist ein anderes Bild. Vgl. Zensrede § 14: otx-f,Gtt~ ytyvofi-&Voct also Wohnungen, die aus den Anforderungen der Natur heraus entstanden sind. Z. 17. pxE~ vgl. oben S. 25.

Z. 17. pxE~ vgl. oben S. 25. Z. tv: Nicht daß ein Vers voll wird 10/11, nicht, daß das Ganze ausgefüllt wird 3/10, ·sondern daß das Ziel. das man sich gesteckt hat, erreicht (erfüllt) wird, darauf kommt es an, mit Autarkeia naturlieh gepaart. In dies~m Zusammenhang sei kurz die Frage angeschnitten, ob unser Hymnus mit dem Hygieiahymnus, den Menander bei Spengel III 343 ff. erwähnt, identisch ist. Menander stellt zuerst einige Forderungen auf, und confrontiert sie mit dem, was die Dichter tun, genau wie in unserem Hymnus Aristeides.

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