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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Who the hell is Robert Caspar Lintner?

Thanksgiving is upon us and while many are scrambling to make a flight, cook a turkey, and put up with family members, I'm standing here wondering who the hell Robert Caspar Lintner is.

Go ahead, do a Google search. Look on Wikipedia.


Well, except for the sites which provide two quotes about Thanksgiving. Why do you think I'm asking who this person is in the first place? Yeah. THAT quote is popping up everywhere. It's almost as if someone made the guy up. There are no other mentions of Robert Caspar Lintner, except in reference to either of the two quotes below.

Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.
Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness.

Did I miss a lesson in History class? Am I not religiously well connected enough? Who is this guy? I do not pass along a quote unless I know who it is that coined the phrase.


  1. i was trying to figure out who robert caspar lintner is and ended up on this page. lol

  2. The one definite reference I can find suggests that he is the author of a book titled Clouds for Chariots. Google Books results suggest that it has a Methodist theme. I also found a reference to a pamphlet titled "It's Paid!" someone found at a yard sale supposedly authored by Lintner. Another work might be called No Better Dividends.

    A Robert Caspar Lintner is also mentioned in this PDF.

    Sounds like he was a Methodist pastor.

  3. I don't know much about Lintner, but he wrote a series of devotional articles in "The Link", a publication for soldiers and sailors during WWII. See:

    1. Lintner's "Topic Talks" articles are on pages 52-63.


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