The Jefferson Bible

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The Jefferson Bible by Forrest Church and Thomas Jefferson
Hardcover $16.00

Jul 04, 2001 | 192 Pages

  • Hardcover $16.00

    Jul 04, 2001 | 192 Pages

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Religion in America [gained] something unique from Jefferson. . . . His Jesus was a figure fitted for the Enlightenment, rational but not divine.—Gustav Niebuhr, New York Times

“The Founding Father’s treatment of the Bible was radical. . . . Today, historians such as Yale University’s Jaroslav Pelikan are struck by the project’s ‘sheer audacity’ . . . Jefferson’s Bible is a curious sidelight on an ever-intriguing figure, whose image has become more controversial in recent years.”—Richard N. Ostling, Associated Press

“Gives us a preaching Jesus of distinctly human dimensions, without miracles or resurrection. [A] fascinating document, telling us a great deal about a great eighteenth-century mind and its world.” —Charles S. Adams, Religious Studies Review

“These excerpts from the four Gospels are among the most interesting and compelling in all of the Scripture. They emphasize Jesus’ ethical lessons of love, reverence, forbearance, reproachment, repentance, and forgiveness.” —Garrett Ward Sheldon, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

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