Abraham Lincoln Institute Fifth Annual Symposium (Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Buidling, Coolidge Auditorium, Saturday, March 16, 2002 from 9am-5pm - The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship

Ronald C. White, Jr.


Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural was published on February 12, 2002. The entire first chapter will be published in The Smithsonian Magazine (April, 2002). Dr. White has been interviewed on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered,"; MSNBC.com (The Epilogue was posted during the entire President's week, as well as stations in Albany, Dallas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. He will be interviewed by Jim Lehrer for the News Hour.

Present Position

Professor of American Intellectual and Religious History, San Francisco Theological Seminary


1972 Ph.D. Princeton University, Religion and History
1970 M.A. Princeton University
1966-67 Lincoln Theological College (England), History and Ecumenics
1964 M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary, Reformation Studies
1961 B.A. (hons.) University of California at Los Angeles, American Intellectual History
1957-58 Northwestern University


Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2002

Liberty and Justice for All: Racial Reform and the Social Gospel. (The Rauschenbusch Lectures) San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1990. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Paperback, with new Prologue, 2002

An Unsettled Arena: Religion and the Bill of Rights. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1990. Co-editor with Albright G. Zimmerman.

Partners in Peace and Education. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1988. Co-editor with Eugene Fischer.

American Christianity: A Case Approach. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1986. Co-author with Garth M. Rosell and Louis B. Weeks.

The Social Gospel: Religion and Reform in Changing America. Philadelphia:Temple University Press, 1976. Co-author with C. Howard Hopkins.


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