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

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We must reduce our volume to the simple evangelists, select, even from them, the very words only of Jesus. There will be remaining the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man.—Thomas Jefferson

Featuring an introduction by Forrest Church, this reissue of The Jefferson Bible offers extraordinary insight into the logic of Thomas Jefferson and the Gospel of Jesus. Working in the White House in 1804, Jefferson set out to edit the Gospels in order to uncover the essence of true religion in the simple story of the life of Jesus. Jefferson was convinced that the authentic message of Jesus could be found only by extracting from the Gospels Jesus's message of absolute love and service, rather than the miracle of the Annunciation, Virgin Birth, or even the Resurrection. Completed in 1819, this little book is the remarkable result of Jefferson's efforts.

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The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

Introduction by Forrest Church

In 1794, President Thomas Jefferson set out to uncover the essence of true religion from the Gospels by extracting Jesus' message of absolute love and service from the annunciation, virgin birth, and even the resurrection. Completed in 1819, this little book is the result of Jefferson's efforts.

"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

About the Author

FORREST CHURCH is currently serving his thirtieth year as minister of All Souls Church in Manhattan. He earned his doctorate in church history at Harvard and has written or edited twenty-two books, including The Separation of Church and State. He lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807077146
Preface:
Church, Forrest
Author:
Church, Forrest
Author:
Jefferson, Thomas
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Bible - Study - General
Subject:
Bible - Study - New Testament
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
Jesus christ
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Biblical Studies - New Testament
Subject:
Christianity-New Testament General
Subject:
Religious
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
July 2001
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.20x5.25x.76 in. .60 lbs.

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The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

Introduction by Forrest Church

In 1794, President Thomas Jefferson set out to uncover the essence of true religion from the Gospels by extracting Jesus' message of absolute love and service from the annunciation, virgin birth, and even the resurrection. Completed in 1819, this little book is the result of Jefferson's efforts.

"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

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