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The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

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Thomas Jefferson regarded Jesus as a moral guide rather than a divinity, and in his unique interpretation of the Bible, he highlights Christ's ethical teachings from the Gospels. Discarding the scriptures' supernatural elements, this volume reflects the deist view of religion. Jefferson selected verses from the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and arranged them in chronological order to form a single narrative. Not until the turn of the 20th century did his work appear in print, reflecting not only the thinking of a brilliant statesman but also the ideology of the Enlightenment era.

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"Now more than ever, out country needs to restore the values of our Founding Fathers; I can think of no better way to encourage such restoration than by providing all Members of Congress with the Jefferson Bible." Dr. George Roche, President, Hillsdale College

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"Question with boldness even the existence of a god," Thomas Jefferson asserted, "because if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear." America's third president regarded Jesus as a moral guide rather than a divinity, and in The Jefferson Bible, he highlights Christ's ethical teachings from the Gospels. Discarding the scriptures' supernatural elements and dogma, this volume reflects the deist view of religion, focusing on Jesus' message of absolute love and service.

Jefferson undertook his self-appointed task in 1794, consulting not only the King James Bible but also Greek, French, and Latin versions. He selected verses from the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and arranged them in chronological order to form a single narrative. Although Jefferson shared his interpretation with friends and family, he declined to publish it, in keeping with his conviction that religion is a private matter — and also to avoid providing his political enemies with ammunition. Not until the turn of the twentieth century did the book appear in print, when it became a tradition to present it to new members of Congress. Unique and influential, this volume reflects not only the thinking of one of the nation's most brilliant statesmen, but also the ideology of the Enlightenment era.

Synopsis:

Thomas Jefferson regarded Jesus as a moral guide rather than a divinity, and in The Jefferson Bible, he highlights Christ's ethical teachings from the Gospels. Discarding the scriptures' supernatural elements and dogma, this volume reflects the deist view of religion, focusing on Jesus' message of absolute love and service.

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9780486449210
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Jefferson, Thomas
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Dover Publications
Subject:
Bible - Study - New Testament
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Biography
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Jesus christ
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Bible - Commentaries - General
Subject:
Biblical Studies - New Testament
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Biblical Commentary - General
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Jesus Christ--Biography
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Jesus Christ - Rationalistic interpretations
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Christianity-Bible Commentary
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Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060631
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
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8.5 x 5.38 in 0.31 lb

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"Review" by , "Now more than ever, out country needs to restore the values of our Founding Fathers; I can think of no better way to encourage such restoration than by providing all Members of Congress with the Jefferson Bible."
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"Question with boldness even the existence of a god," Thomas Jefferson asserted, "because if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear." America's third president regarded Jesus as a moral guide rather than a divinity, and in The Jefferson Bible, he highlights Christ's ethical teachings from the Gospels. Discarding the scriptures' supernatural elements and dogma, this volume reflects the deist view of religion, focusing on Jesus' message of absolute love and service.

Jefferson undertook his self-appointed task in 1794, consulting not only the King James Bible but also Greek, French, and Latin versions. He selected verses from the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and arranged them in chronological order to form a single narrative. Although Jefferson shared his interpretation with friends and family, he declined to publish it, in keeping with his conviction that religion is a private matter — and also to avoid providing his political enemies with ammunition. Not until the turn of the twentieth century did the book appear in print, when it became a tradition to present it to new members of Congress. Unique and influential, this volume reflects not only the thinking of one of the nation's most brilliant statesmen, but also the ideology of the Enlightenment era.

"Synopsis" by ,
Thomas Jefferson regarded Jesus as a moral guide rather than a divinity, and in The Jefferson Bible, he highlights Christ's ethical teachings from the Gospels. Discarding the scriptures' supernatural elements and dogma, this volume reflects the deist view of religion, focusing on Jesus' message of absolute love and service.

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