The Jefferson Bible Life And Morals Of Jesus Of Nazareth Annotated Edition

This is the extended and annotated edition including * a detailed annotation about the history of the Bible The Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth as it is formally titled, was a book constructed by Thomas ...

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 9783849619015

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This is the extended and annotated edition including * a detailed annotation about the history of the Bible The Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth as it is formally titled, was a book constructed by Thomas Jefferson in the latter years of his life by cutting and pasting numerous sections from various Bibles as extractions of the doctrine of Jesus. Jefferson's composition excluded sections of the New Testament containing supernatural aspects as well as perceived misinterpretations he believed had been added by the Four Evangelists, but others reject this claim, stating that his 1804 work was simply intended to instruct Native Americans about Jesus' moral teaching while his second work was for his own personal study. (from wikipedia)
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The Jefferson Bible

Peter Manseau tells the story of the Jefferson Bible, exploring how each new generation has reimagined the book in its own image as readers grapple with both the legacy of the man who made it and the place of religion in American life.

Author: Peter Manseau

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691205694

Category: Bibles

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The life and times of a uniquely American testament In his retirement, Thomas Jefferson edited the New Testament with a penknife and glue, removing all mention of miracles and other supernatural events. Inspired by the ideals of the Enlightenment, Jefferson hoped to reconcile Christian tradition with reason by presenting Jesus of Nazareth as a great moral teacher—not a divine one. Peter Manseau tells the story of the Jefferson Bible, exploring how each new generation has reimagined the book in its own image as readers grapple with both the legacy of the man who made it and the place of religion in American life. Completed in 1820 and rediscovered by chance in the late nineteenth century after being lost for decades, Jefferson's cut-and-paste scripture has meant different things to different people. Some have held it up as evidence that America is a Christian nation founded on the lessons of the Gospels. Others see it as proof of the Founders' intent to root out the stubborn influence of faith. Manseau explains Jefferson's personal religion and philosophy, shedding light on the influences and ideas that inspired him to radically revise the Gospels. He situates the creation of the Jefferson Bible within the broader search for the historical Jesus, and examines the book's role in American religious disputes over the interpretation of scripture. Manseau describes the intrigue surrounding the loss and rediscovery of the Jefferson Bible, and traces its remarkable reception history from its first planned printing in 1904 for members of Congress to its persistent power to provoke and enlighten us today.
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The Jefferson Bible

Thomas Jefferson, Wyatt North. 10: Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth,
as it is in heaven. 11: Give us this day our daily bread. 12: And forgive usourdebts
, aswe forgive our debtors. 13: And leadus not into temptation, butdeliver us ...

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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The Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth as it is formally titled, was a book constructed by Thomas Jefferson in the latter years of his life by cutting and pasting numerous sections from various Bibles as extractions of the doctrine of Jesus. Jefferson's composition excluded sections of the New Testament containing supernatural aspects as well as perceived misinterpretations he believed had been added by the Four Evangelists. In 1895, the Smithsonian Institution under the leadership of librarian Cyrus Adler purchased the original Jefferson Bible from Jefferson's great-granddaughter Carolina Randolph for $400. A conservation effort commencing in 2009, in partnership with the museum's Political History department, allowed for a public unveiling in an exhibit open from November 11, 2011, through May 28, 2012, at the National Museum of American History.
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Jefferson Bible The Complete Sayings of Jesus Christ

Like the Jefferson Bible, The Complete Sayings of Jesus Christ is an attempt to edit the four gospels into a consistent account, in this case focusing on the words of Jesus Christ.

Author: Thomas Jefferson

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ISBN: 1515435768

Category: Religion

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The Jefferson Bible for the 21st Century

This is a free version of the Bible that is in turn based on the American Standard
Version (ASV), which has fallen into the Public Domain. Using the WEB, I pulled
the same collection of verses together in the same order as Thomas Jefferson.

Author: Reading Desk, The

Publisher: The Reading Desk

ISBN: 9780615303451

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The Bible has many modern versions, either carefully constructed into English from a word-by-word or a thought-by-thought basis. The derivative works almost never get that level of attention. Thomas Jefferson rearranged the sermons, parables and teachings of Jesus into a chronological sequence - leaving out the miracles, angels, demons, and the resurrection. His belief was that the moral message of Jesus was still a supremely powerful one - capable of standing on its own. This volume is a modernized update that you can think of as the textbook for "Essential Jesus 101". Many notes about Thomas Jefferson's original book and a commentary on Deism are also included.
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Thomas Jefferson s Bible

In recent years, “The Jefferson Bible” has become popular among readers who
wish to consider the teachings of Jesus outside of His claims to be God. While
many atheists and even some Christians see merit in such a study, others point
with ...

Author: M. Andrew Holowchak

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110619843

Category: Religion

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This volume is the first full-length book that offers a critical investigation into the composition of Jefferson’s Bible. In it, the author looks critically not only at what Jefferson includes, but also at what he chose to exclude in an effort to uncover the principles that Jefferson employed in selecting and deselecting verses. In addition to providing a full text of Jefferson’s Bible, this study places these documents within a historical, philosophical and theological context that illuminates their significance and relevance to our time.
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A Jefferson Bible for the Twenty First Century

Lists candidates for the "best" and "worst" excerpts from a variety of scriptures, including the Hebrew Bible, the Qur'an, the Bhagavadgîtâ, Buddhist sutras, and the Book of Mormon, and invites readers' opinions on the selections.

Author: Luis Granados

Publisher: Humanist Press

ISBN: 9780931779305

Category: Literary Criticism

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Lists candidates for the "best" and "worst" excerpts from a variety of scriptures, including the Hebrew Bible, the Qur'an, the Bhagavadgîtâ, Buddhist sutras, and the Book of Mormon, and invites readers' opinions on the selections.
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The New Jefferson Bible The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth in Modern English

Beyond using the same verses Jefferson selected, I have compared them line by
line with the 19th century source to ensure the meaning is as close as possible to
the original intent. Many recreations of the Jefferson Bible are simply a ...

Author: Dan Marshall

Publisher: Prose City Books

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Category: Religion

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Over two hundred years ago, Thomas Jefferson began to carve away at the King James Bible with a razor—an action considered by some then and today to be blasphemous—out of a desire to produce a linear narrative of the life of Jesus of Nazareth free of claims of divinity or mentions of miraculous events. The work he produced, The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, has since come to be known as The Jefferson Bible. The words and story of Jesus of Nazareth as compiled by Thomas Jefferson are now available in modern English for the first time. Dan Marshall has pored over the Open English Bible translation to bring you those verses selected by Jefferson himself. The OEB translation was released in 2010 by the Open English Bible Project (www.OpenEnglishBible.org). Written at a high school reading level, it was designed with usability, readability, and accuracy in mind. Thanks to these modern efforts, you can understand the Gospel passages culled by Thomas Jefferson in a way never before possible. Learn the story of Jesus as viewed by one of America's most well-known Founding Fathers. Immediately following The New Jefferson Bible, Dan Marshall presents his vision of the teachings and life story of the person known as Jesus, written in paragraphs instead of verses. The Marshall edit is half the length of Jefferson's book. In holding with the vision of rejecting the supernatural, the teachings of Jesus are offered free of mentions of eternal life, threats of punishment, and references to a deity. Do the moral lessons of Jesus stand when separated from the influence of religious authority? Readers must decide for themselves. Get The New Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth in Modern English today. It's the most famous story you've yet to read.
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The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth the Jefferson Bible

In 1803, while "overwhelmed with other business," Mr. Jefferson cut from the
evangelists suchpassagesas he believed ... This is thevolume called "
TheJefferson Bible," which isnow owned bythe Government,and the publication
of which has ...

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465578303

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It Isn t the Jefferson Bible

During the time of the 1700's turning into the 1800's, Thomas Jefferson finally found time to accomplish his life-long dream.

Author: Carl L. Jones Sr

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ISBN: 0974826669

Category: Philosophy

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During the time of the 1700's turning into the 1800's, Thomas Jefferson finally found time to accomplish his life-long dream. He had always admired the philosophy and concept of Jesus morality above all others and sought to provide it for himself for nightly reading. To do this he decided to cut from the KJV of the Holy Bible, actually just the New Testament, the things that in his opinion were the things that Jesus had actually said. Jesus never wrote anything. Everything we read or hear about Jesus are simply things passed on to us by word of mouth or writings that are most likely contaminated through the years because of translation errors, additions, and/or omissions.
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Jefferson Bible

Akashic U.S. Presidents Series, Volume 3. Acclaimed author Percival Everett takes an atheist's-eye-view of the little-known "Jefferson Bible," the third president's response to the King James Bible.

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1888451629

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Akashic U.S. Presidents Series, Volume 3. Acclaimed author Percival Everett takes an atheist's-eye-view of the little-known "Jefferson Bible," the third president's response to the King James Bible.
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The Religious Life of Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson was so interested in the teachings of Jesus Christ that while he was
president, he made a study of the New Testament. He told friends of relaxing in
the evening by studying the Bible after "getting through" necessary state papers
and ...

Author: Charles B. Sanford

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813911311

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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People familiar with Jefferson's deism, Unitarianism and enthusiasm for Bible study do not seem to appreciate the importance of his religious beliefs to his political beliefs.
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Doubting Thomas

Over the past century, the proponents of Jefferson the skeptic have wrongly
concocted a purported “legacy” of Jefferson that he certainly never intended.
Jefferson never once expressed his disbelief about portions of the Bible in public;
not ...

Author: Mark A. Beliles

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781630471514

Category: Religion

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A religious historian argues that historical revisionism has distorted the religious views of Thomas Jefferson, making him appear far more skeptical than he was. Thomas Jefferson and the founding fathers intended a strict separation of church and state, right? He would have been very upset to find out about a child praying in a public school or a government building used for religious purposes, correct? Actually, the history on this has been very distorted. The standard accepted story on the faith of Thomas Jefferson (or the lack thereof) is not accurate. While he did harbor some doubts about orthodox Christianity by the end of his life, he was actually quite active in supporting the church in America. Meanwhile, in his name today, because of a misunderstanding about “the separation of church and state” (a phrase that comes from an obscure letter he wrote), religious expression is being curtailed all over the place in modern America. And he would absolutely object to that, as seen in his own actions and writings. While Jefferson may seem to be the patron saint of the ACLU, his words and actions showed that he would totally disagree with the idea of driving God out of the public square. Doubting Thomas documents that. In short, it’s time to set the record straight.
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Thomas Jefferson

Throughout Jefferson's political career, many Americans were offended by his
attitude toward religion. ... those written in English, French, Greek, and Latin, and
pasted them into a scrapbook that has since become known as the Jefferson
Bible.

Author: John Kukla

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404226559

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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This is an account of the life of Thomas Jefferson, primary author of the Declaration of Independence, first Secretary of State, and third president of the United States.
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The Jefferson Image in the American Mind

The Jefferson Bible, first published at St. Louis in 1902, was issued by Congress
in full facsimile two years later. A Bible got up by Jefferson circulated by
congressmen under the imprint of the United States government! Democrats, and
not only ...

Author: Merrill D. Peterson

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813918510

Category: History

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Since its publication in 1960, The Jefferson Image in the American Mind has become a classic of historical scholarship. In it Merrill D. Peterson charts Thomas Jefferson's influence upon American thought and imagination since his death in 1826. Peterson's focus is "not primarily with the truth or falsity of the image either as a whole or in its parts, but rather with its illuminations of the evolving culture and its shaping power. It is posterity's configuration of Jefferson. Even more, however, it is a sensitive reflector, through several generations, of America's troubled search of the image of itself." In a new Introduction Peterson discusses the publication of his book and remarks in the directions of new scholarship. He also draws attention to the continuing interest in Jefferson as shown by recent historical fiction, motion pictures and documentaries, by the remaning of the Libarary of Congress main building and the National Gallery of Art's exhibition, The Eye of Thomas Jefferson, by President William Jefferson Clinton's preinagural pilgrimage to Monticello, and by the Sotheby's auction of a Jefferson letter that commanded the highest auction price ever paid for such a manuscript.
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The Bible and the Believer

How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns,
Daniel J. Harrington. 58. 59. 60. ... For Jefferson's New Testament, see The Life
and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth: The Jefferson Bible (Washington, DC: GPO,
1904).

Author: Marc Zvi Brettler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199977161

Category: Bibles

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Can the Bible be approached both as sacred scripture and as a historical and literary text? For many people, it must be one or the other. How can we read the Bible both ways? The Bible and the Believer brings together three distinguished biblical scholars--one Jewish, one Catholic, and one Protestant--to illustrate how to read the Hebrew Bible/ Old Testament critically and religiously. Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, and Daniel J. Harrington tackle a dilemma that not only haunts biblical scholarship today, but also disturbs students and others exposed to biblical criticism for the first time, either in university courses or through their own reading. Failure to resolve these conflicting interpretive strategies often results in rejection of either the critical approach or the religious approach--or both. But the authors demonstrate how biblical criticism--the process of establishing the original contextual meaning of biblical texts with the tools of literary and historical analysis--need not undermine religious interpretations of the Bible, but can in fact enhance them. They show how awareness of new archeological evidence, cultural context, literary form, and other tools of historical criticism can provide the necessary preparation for a sound religious reading. And they argue that the challenges such study raises for religious belief should be brought into conversation with religious tradition rather than deemed grounds for dismissing either that tradition or biblical criticism. Guiding readers through the history of biblical exegesis within the Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant faith traditions, The Bible and the Believer bridges an age-old gap between critical and religious approaches to the Old Testament.
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