Worship: Johnson's Faith

In matters of faith, U.S. Presidents have ranged from fundamentalist to High Church, from mavericks to doubters. Lincoln discovered a tortured personal belief after anguished self-searching. Rutherford B. Hayes seemed proud to say "I belong to no church," though he refused to be publicly inaugurated on the scheduled day because it fell on a Sunday, and later attended the Foundry Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. James A. Garfield was not only a member of the Disciples of Christ but a minister, whose success as a preacher led to his success as a...

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