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Dr. Robert L. Kincaid, President of Lincoln Memorial University from 1947-1958

 


 

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Dr. George Gross, who will be the guest speaker for the Kincaid Endowed Research Center Lecture

Dr. Robert L. Kincaid Endowed Research Center


Mission and Purpose:

The Dr. Robert L. Kincaid Endowed Research Center 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.

Lincoln Memorial University is proud to announce the establishment of the Dr. Robert L. Kincaid Endowed Research Center at Lincoln Memorial University. This Center is made possible through a generous endowment contribution.

Dr. Robert L. Kincaid served as President of Lincoln Memorial University from 1947 to 1958. His tremendous commitment to the expansion of the Abraham Lincoln collection continues to serve as an enduring legacy that inspires students, researchers and many visitors to campus throughout the year.

The Dr. Robert L. Kincaid Endowed Research Center will provide resources that will enable scholars and students the freedom to explore the role and importance of Judeo-Christian Ethics in the life of Lincoln, and in the larger political and social context in which he lived.

This support will also make possible the renovation of a gallery at the Abraham Lincoln Library& Museum, featuring items added to the collection during Dr. Kincaid’s presidency. In addition, the gift will support renovation of research facilities and ongoing scholarship, as well as additions to the Museum’s collections.

LMU TO HOST KINCAID ENDOWED RESEARCH CENTER LECTURE

April 1, 2014 - 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 on Thursday, April 3, at 3 p.m. 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 the topic “"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.



For more information please contact:
Mr. Thomas Mackie, Director
Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum
6965 Cumberland Gap Pkwy.
Harrogate, TN 37752
423.869.7100
thomas.mackie@lmunet.edu