religious doubt, and some scholars have concluded he was a religious skeptic. But Hinckley says his correspondence makes clear that his anguish was not that of "a skeptic try- ing to believe in God, but [that] of a be- liever deorived bv his Creator of the unwa- vering certitude that characterizes faith of the highest order."
Tocqueville thought that only a very few
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