The Jefferson Bible

The Jefferson Bible Author : Thomas Jefferson
Release : 2014-01-05
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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 - Life And Morals Of Jesus Of Nazareth (Annotated Edition)

The Jefferson Bible - Life And Morals Of Jesus Of Nazareth (Annotated Edition) Author : Thomas Jefferson
Release : 2012
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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)

The Jefferson Bible

The Jefferson Bible Author : Thomas Jefferson
Release : 2011
Publisher : Smithsonian Inst Press
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Contains the chronicles of Jesus from the New Testament, selected and arranged from the original text by President Jefferson himself.

The Jefferson Bible for the 21st Century!

The Jefferson Bible for the 21st Century! Author : Reading Desk, The
Release : 2009-06-15
Publisher : The Reading Desk
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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.

Thomas Jefferson’s Bible

Thomas Jefferson’s Bible Author : M. Andrew Holowchak
Release : 2018-11-19
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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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.

The Jefferson Bible

The Jefferson Bible Author : Peter Manseau
Release : 2020-09-29
Publisher : Princeton University Press
ISBN : 0691209685
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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.

The Jefferson Bible

The Jefferson Bible Author : Thomas Jefferson
Release : 2013-12-02
Publisher : Akashic Books
ISBN : 1617752193
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An atheist’s analysis of the Founding Father’s document on deism and the philosophy of Jesus. Unlike any other presidential commentaries in print, Akashic’s US Presidents series pairs the writings of these American historical figures with contemporary commentators whose critical viewpoints provide a counterbalance to the overly reverent and conservative analyses that invariably accompany presidential writings. In this volume, Percival Everett, acclaimed author of such novels as Telephone and Erasure and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, takes an atheist’s-eye-view of the little-known “Jefferson Bible,” the third president’s response to the King James Bible.

A Jefferson Bible for the Twenty-First Century

A Jefferson Bible for the Twenty-First Century Author : Luis Granados
Release : 2013-01-03
Publisher : Humanist Press
ISBN : 0931779308
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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.

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

The New Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth in Modern English Author : Dan Marshall
Release : 2013-09-05
Publisher : Prose City Books
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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.

The Jefferson Bible - Life And Morals Of Jesus Of Nazareth

The Jefferson Bible - Life And Morals Of Jesus Of Nazareth Author : Thomas Jefferson
Release : 1961
Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN : 3849691705
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The book is Jefferson's notions as to the life and doctrines of Jesus, and it is significant that he ends the Life with the laying of Jesus in the sepulchre. The resurrection formed no part of Jefferson's belief. The doctrines selected by Jefferson as commending themselves to him are the precepts which the Christians sedulously avoid quoting. As a whole, he considered the doctrines of Jesus defective, and to have been made worse by the Christians, and so made a wee little book of the doctrines he deemed the best.

The Jefferson Bible

The Jefferson Bible Author : Peter Manseau
Release : 2020-09-29
Publisher : Princeton University Press
ISBN : 0691205698
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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.

The Thomas Jefferson Bible

The Thomas Jefferson Bible Author :
Release : 1904
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Thomas Jefferson’s Bible

Thomas Jefferson’s Bible Author : M. Andrew Holowchak
Release : 2018-11-19
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN : 3110619105
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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.

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

The Jefferson Bible What Thomas Jefferson Selected as the Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth Author : Thomas Jefferson
Release : 2011-10
Publisher : Lakewood Publishing
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In 1820, Thomas Jefferson worked for months, often by candlelight, carefully cutting the pages of several Bibles to remove the teachings of Jesus. He then reorganized those verses and pasted them into a new book that he called simply, "The Life and Morals 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 rest of the Gospels. With a boldness that would have shocked many of his contemporaries, Jefferson 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. Too controversial to be published during Jefferson s lifetime, "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth" now usually called "The Jefferson Bible" was reprinted by an act of Congress in 1904, and for fifty years all freshman congressmen were given a copy when they took their oath of office. "The Jefferson Bible: What Thomas Jefferson Selected as the Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth" includes Jefferson s original English text, as well as a new introduction that examines Jefferson s life and complicated religious beliefs. There is also an index listing Jefferson s selections from each gospel and how he organized them. Jefferson s clear narrative, nicely formatted in this edition, makes this book a good introduction to Jesus life and teachings for both adults and younger readers. It will also be of special note for anyone interested in ethics, Christianity, American history, or the religious ideas of one of America s most influential Founding Fathers. Highly recommended."

The Jefferson Bible

The Jefferson Bible Author : Thomas Jefferson
Release : 1964
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A facsimile of "The life and morals of Jesus of Nazareth extracted textually from the Gospels in Greek, Latin, French & English": p. 149-321.

The Jefferson Bible

The Jefferson Bible Author : Thomas Jefferson
Release : 2017-09-14
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Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, produced in private his own version of the teachings of Jesus as set forth in the Gospels of the New Testament. Jefferson carefully excised, from the King James version of the Gospels, those passages that reflected Jefferson's own view of the world. He called the resulting work "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth" (commonly referred to as "The Jefferson Bible"). Following Jefferson's death, the work was released to the public.

Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson and the Jefferson Bible

Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson and the Jefferson Bible Author : Thomas Jefferson
Release : 2007-06-01
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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) served his country in many capacities: President, Vice President to John Adams, Governor of Virginia and Secretary of State to George Washington. He is best revered for his writing of the Declaration of Indepenence. In his autobiograph he comments on the French Revolution and the Articals of Confederation. In the second book "The Jefferson Bible" is Jefferson's thoughts to uncover the meaning of true religion. This book was completed in 1819 and is a fantastic view of Jesus thrugh Jefferson's eyes. Like many slave holders - Jefferson had many children with a slave named Sally Hemings. To this day many descendants of Jefferson, both Black and White, take great pride in being connected to Americas great founder and hero. A Collector's Edition.

The Jefferson Bible

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Thirty-Six Short Essays on the Probing Mind of Thomas Jefferson

Thirty-Six Short Essays on the Probing Mind of Thomas Jefferson Author : M. Andrew Holowchak
Release : 2019-11-08
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN : 1527543145
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Thomas Jefferson wrote to his personal physician, Dr. Vine Utley (21 Mar. 1819) that he was wont to read something inspirational “whereupon to ruminate in the intervals of sleep.” His aim was to retire from the night with healthy thoughts to ready him for a peaceful sleep and an eventful next day. Authored by one of the world’s foremost authorities on the mind of Jefferson, this book—comprising 36 short essays on his thoughts on politics, religion and morality, and the arts and sciences, as well as perspectives on today’s Jeffersonian historiography—is to be read in a similar manner. These short essays—light, fresh, and lively, but erudite and provocative—are to be read thus by mavens of Jefferson: one or a few chapters at a time, “whereupon to ruminate.” As such, they are to be savored in the manner of the Fables of Aesop or of Seneca’s Epistles to his disciple Lucilius, although their engaging nature means the reader may find it difficult to put the book down.