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The Jefferson Bible: The Life And Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date June 23, 2006
Pages 96
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486449210
ISBN-10 0486449211
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $4.95
Other format details religious
Summaries and Reviews
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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.


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Hardcover
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from Cosimo Inc (April 30, 2010)
9781616401863 | details & prices | 132 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.60 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $13.99
About: Though its author called it The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, the prominence of said author led to the inevitable informal title by which it is known today: The Jefferson Bible.
from Applewood Books (August 1, 2006)
9781557091840 | details & prices | 103 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $9.95
About: "Thomas Jefferson believed that the pure-principled teachings of Jesus should have been separated from the dogma and abuse of organized religion of the day.
from Beacon Pr (July 4, 2001); titled "Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth"
9780807077146 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Working in the White House in 1804, the president set out to edit the Gospels in order to uncover the essence of true religion in the simple story of the life of Jesus, emphasizing Christ's message of absolute love and service.
With Douglas Lufton | from Henry Holt & Co (May 1, 1995)
9780805038538 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $13.95
About: Presents a collection of Scriptural passages on the life and teachings of Jesus compiled by Thomas Jefferson for his own use
Reprint edition from Beacon Pr (September 1, 1991)
9780807077023 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.00
About: 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.
Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (December 17, 2015)
9781522794837 | details & prices | 70 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.16 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $5.99
About: The story of the United States of America is one of a nation founded upon the loftiest ideals of representative government, attempting to fulfill its goals while encountering competing domestic and global forces.
from Createspace Independent Pub (October 17, 2014)
9781502871718 | details & prices | 70 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.16 in. | List price $5.99
About: The Jefferson Bible is a collection of passages from the New Testament compiled by Thomas Jefferson.
from Watchmaker Pub (September 30, 2010)
9781603863834 | details & prices | 168 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $5.97
About: An unabridged edition of The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, to include a Table of Texts of Evangelists addressed, and Jefferson's overall religious views by way of correspondence with Dr.
from Cosimo Inc (April 30, 2010)
9781616401856 | details & prices | 138 pages | List price $7.99
About: Though its author called it The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, the prominence of said author led to the inevitable informal title by which it is known today: The Jefferson Bible.
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 15, 2010)
9781451597509 | details & prices | 101 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $9.95
About: The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, written by legendary author Thomas Jefferson is widely considered to be one of the greatest classic and historical texts of all time.
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from Dover Pubns (June 23, 2006)
9780486449210 | details & prices | 96 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $4.95
About: "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.

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