Did Abraham Lincoln go to church?

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Lincoln never joined a church during his adult life, though he sporadically attended services with his wife; she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, and the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.

After the death of 2 of his sons, he confided in pastor, Phineas D. Gurley of New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C, and experienced a religious transformation. Historian Nicholas Parillo stated Lincoln's religious transformation was closely interwoven with his policies regarding emancipation and war.

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