The Jefferson Bible

Author: Thomas Jefferson,Wyatt North
Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
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.

The Jefferson Bible What Thomas Jefferson Selected As the Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Lakewood Publishing
ISBN: 9781936583225
Category: Religion
Page: 146
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"In 1804, toward the end of his first term as president, Thomas Jefferson began working on a book that he knew he could never publish. It was an unconventional edit of the Bible [actually the New Testament gospels], and he called it simply, The Philosophy of Jesus of Nazareth. Jefferson believed that the words of Jesus were "the most benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man", and he wanted to study his teachings apart from the other parts of the Gospels. Although [he] abandoned the project for over a decade, he finally returned to it in 1819. [He] eliminated anything that he felt was unsupported by history or science, including the virgin birth, Jesus' miracles and the resurrection. He then rearranged the remaining passages chronologically and in parallel translations in English, French, Greek and Latin, combining parts of all four Gospels into a narrative that begins in Bethlehem with Jesus' birth and ends with his burial. [The book] includes [the] original English text as well as a new introduction that examines Jefferson's life and complicated religious beliefs. ..."--Back cover.

The Jefferson Bible for the 21st Century!

Author: Reading Desk, The
Publisher: The Reading Desk
ISBN: 0615303455
Page: 76
View: 6672
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.

The Thomas Jefferson Bible

Undiscovered Teachings of Jesus
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: 331
View: 8889

The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth (the Jefferson Bible)

Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465578307
Page: 132
View: 8656

Thomas Jefferson’s Bible

With Introduction and Critical Commentary
Author: M. Andrew Holowchak
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110619849
Category: Religion
Page: 150
View: 7449
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.

The New Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth in Modern English

Author: Dan Marshall
Publisher: Prose City Books
Category: Religion
Page: 131
View: 5954
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 ( 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.

A Jefferson Bible for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Luis Granados,Roy Speckhardt
Publisher: Humanist Press
ISBN: 0931779308
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 186
View: 1950
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.

The Jefferson Bible - Life And Morals Of Jesus Of Nazareth (Annotated Edition)

Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 384961901X
Page: 132
View: 6245
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)

The Cloud of Unknowing and the Jefferson Bible

Contrasting and Complementary Ways to Know God
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781613350362
Category: Religion
Page: 162
View: 8463
AND if ever thou shalt come to this cloud and dwell and work therein as I bid thee, thee behoveth as this cloud of unknowing is above thee, betwixt thee and thy God, right so put a cloud of forgetting beneath thee; betwixt thee and all the creatures that ever be made. Thee thinketh, peradventure, that thou art full far from God because that this cloud of unknowing is betwixt thee and thy God: but surely, an it be well conceived, thou art well further from Him when thou hast no cloud of forgetting betwixt thee and all the creatures that ever be made. As oft as I say, all the creatures that ever be made, as oft I mean not only the creatures themselves, but also all the works and the conditions of the same creatures. I take out not one creature, whether they be bodily creatures or ghostly, nor yet any condition or work of any creature, whether they be good or evil: but shortly to say, all should be hid under the cloud of forgetting in this case. --- From "The Cloud of Unknowing" In a letter to Adams written from Monticello, October 12, 1813, Jefferson gives a description of the volume as follows: "We must reduce our volume to the simple Evangelists, select, even from them, the very words only of Jesus, paring off the amphiboligisms into which they have been led, by forgetting often, or not understanding, what had fallen from him, by giving their own misconceptions as his dicta, and expressing unintelligibly for others what they had not understood themselves. There will be found remaining the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man. I have performed this operation for my own use, by cutting verse by verse out of the printed book, and arranging the matter which is evidently his and which is as easily distinguished as diamonds in a dung-hill. The result is an octavo of forty-six pages." --- From "The Jefferson Bible" Contemplate and explore these contrasting and complementary approaches to understanding and knowing God.

What If America Were a Christian Nation Again?

Author: D. James Kennedy
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418529796
Category: Religion
Page: 272
View: 8965
Some people would gnash their teeth at the idea that America was – and can be again – a Christian nation. They will not be satisfied until they have removed every vestige of our Christian heritage from our minds and from our surroundings. Yet in this book, D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe document the incontrovertible fact that America began as a Christian nation. And "we can get back on track before it's too late," they say. "What made us great in the first place is our rich Christian heritage. It's time to reclaim America!"

The Religious Life of Thomas Jefferson

Author: Charles B. Sanford
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813911311
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 246
View: 9890
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.

Religion and Political Culture in Jefferson's Virginia

Author: Garrett Ward Sheldon,Daniel L. Dreisbach
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461731372
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 3708
Religion and Political Culture in Jefferson's Virginia examines the influential statesmen and the political struggles in revolutionary Virginia that played a decisive role in developing a distinctive American approach to religious liberty and church-state relations. This collection of innovative essays by leading scholars profiles the Christian communities in Virginia, analyzes the religious philosophical influences of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, and discusses the Virginian contributions to the American experiment in religious liberty. Religion and Political Culture in Jefferson's Virginia presents a fresh perspective on religion's role in Virginian and American political culture and provides a critical reassessment of the existing scholarship in the field.

Doubting Thomas?

The Religious Life and Legacy of Thomas Jefferson
Author: Mark A. Beliles,Jerry Newcombe
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1630471518
Category: Religion
Page: 521
View: 1423
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.

Thomas Jefferson

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Author: John Kukla,Amy Kukla
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781404226555
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 1114
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.

The Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson

Including the Jefferson Bible, "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth,"
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: N.A
Category: United States
Page: 301
View: 859

Bible Review

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: N.A
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