Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee” as Want to Read:
The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee (Library of Religious Biography)

by
4.23  ·  Rating details ·  13 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The first close examination of how Robert E. Lee's faith shaped his life

Robert E. Lee was many things—accomplished soldier, military engineer, college president, family man, agent of reconciliation, polarizing figure. He was also a person of deep Christian conviction. In this biography of the famous Civil War general, R. David Cox shows how Lee's Christian faith shaped hi
...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 12th 2017 by Eerdmans
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-43)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Skipr
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After reading R. David Cox’s outstanding biography, The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee, which examines Lee’s entire life with special attention to the role of the religious beliefs and practice of Lee and those around him, here’s what I think:

1. Lee was a man of profound Christian faith. His trust in God’s providence and goodness grew greater and stronger throughout his life.

2. Lee was a man a man of uncommon virtue. His Christian beliefs and practice were primary ingredients in the formation o
...more
Bobby
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent well written book on the faith of the hero of the south. Really enjoyed reading it.
Hobart
Jan 02, 2017 rated it liked it
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
---
I feel always as safe in the wilderness as in a crowded city. I know in whose powerful hands I am, & in them rely, & I feel that in all our life we are upheld & sustained by Divine Providence. But that Providence requires us to use the means he has put under our control. He deigns no blessing to idle & inactive wishes, & the only miracle he now exhibits to us, is the power he gives to truth & justice, to work their w
...more
Amber
rated it it was amazing
Oct 20, 2017
Romney Wordsworth
rated it it was amazing
Apr 07, 2018
Robert Butler
rated it it was amazing
Dec 07, 2017
James
rated it really liked it
Jul 24, 2018
Jonathan Tomes
rated it it was amazing
Jun 05, 2018
Rachel
rated it liked it
Jun 02, 2018
Charles Cowherd
rated it liked it
Oct 29, 2017
Carolyn Seaton
rated it liked it
Jan 09, 2018
Sandy
rated it really liked it
Aug 18, 2017
Bill
rated it it was amazing
Dec 01, 2017
Holly
added it
Dec 06, 2016
Deb
marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2017
Eric
marked it as to-read
Mar 05, 2017
Cole Perkins
marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2017
J.
marked it as to-read
Apr 06, 2017
Inventory
marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2017
Jordan
marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2017
Michael Longerbeam
marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2017
Daniel Mcgregor
marked it as to-read
Apr 13, 2017
James
marked it as to-read
Apr 13, 2017
Lane Reeder
marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2017
David
marked it as to-read
May 18, 2017
Matthew
is currently reading it
May 23, 2017
Andy Thaxton
marked it as to-read
May 23, 2017
Joshua
marked it as to-read
May 29, 2017
David Simmons
is currently reading it
May 30, 2017
Ethan Chitty
marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2017
Dale Kleinheksel
marked it as to-read
Jun 12, 2017
Susan
marked it as to-read
Jun 13, 2017
Jonathan Ling
marked it as to-read
Jul 30, 2017
Rhonda Condidorio
marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2017
Jennifer Sheridan
marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2017
Jeff
marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2017
Matthew
marked it as to-read
Aug 24, 2017
Jennifer
marked it as to-read
Aug 31, 2017
Nazia Tabassum
marked it as to-read
Sep 08, 2017
Andrew
marked it as to-read
Sep 14, 2017
Bill&Sue
marked it as to-read
Sep 17, 2017
Jay
marked it as to-read
Sep 25, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Other books in the series

Library of Religious Biography (1 - 10 of 26 books)
  • Billy Sunday and the Redemption of Urban America
  • Liberty of Conscience: Roger Williams in America
  • Aimee Semple McPherson: Everybody's Sister
  • William Ewart Gladstone: Faith and Politics in Victorian Britain
  • Sworn on the Altar of God: A Religious Biography of Thomas Jefferson
  • Charles G. Finney and the Spirit of American Evangelicalism
  • Blaise Pascal: Reasons of the Heart
  • Emily Dickinson and the Art of Belief
  • Thomas Merton and the Monastic Vision
  • Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President