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The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Beacon Pr
Publication date September 1, 1991
Binding Hardcover
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780807077023
ISBN-10 080707702X
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.75 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
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A uniquely attractive, compact edition of Thomas Jefferson's classic abridgment of the Bible, in which Jefferson sculpted the words and ideas of Christ into a resounding moral philosophy.

"To the corruptions of Christianity I am indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself." -Thomas Jefferson, 1803

With these words, written to a personal friend, Thomas Jefferson began one of the most audacious religious experiments in American history. On and off for the next seventeen years (including his term in the White House), Jefferson cut and pasted the philosophy of Jesus Christ, as recorded in Scripture, into one compact statement. He purposefully omitted any references to the virgin birth, miraculous healings, demonic possession, or supernatural events of any kind. His aim was to distinguish the moral philosophy of Christ from the religion that was later created around Christ.

This hardcover replica of The Jefferson Bible restores to print a handsome, immensely accessible version of Jefferson's manifesto as it was published for general readers in 1940 by Grosset & Dunlap. This volume includes the original 1940 foreword by editor Douglas E. Lurton, which provides an engaging introduction to the history behind Jefferson's effort. Jefferson's selections are beautifully recomposed in a dignifi ed yet pleasing style for a gem of compactness and clarity.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780805038538 Book cover for 9780807077023 Book cover for 9780807077146 Book cover for 9781557091840 Book cover for 9781616401863
 
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
The price comparison is for this edition
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: A uniquely attractive, compact edition of Thomas Jefferson's classic abridgment of the Bible, in which Jefferson sculpted the words and ideas of Christ into a resounding moral philosophy.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780486449210 Book cover for 9781451597509 Book cover for 9781502871718 Book cover for 9781522794837 Book cover for 9781603863834 Book cover for 9781616401856
 
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.
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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