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The Jefferson Bible
By Thomas Jefferson (compiler)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher J P Tarcher
Publication date January 5, 2012
Pages 132
Binding Hardcover
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781585429165
ISBN-10 1585429163
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.75 by 7 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $10.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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
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Reissue edition from J P Tarcher (January 5, 2012)
9781585429165 | details & prices | 132 pages | 4.75 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $10.00
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 9780939482146 Book cover for 9781420924923 Book cover for 9781503032057
 
from Createspace Independent Pub (October 29, 2014)
9781503032057 | details & prices | 102 pages | 5.06 × 7.81 × 0.23 in. | List price $4.89
This edition also contains The Jefferson Bible
About: 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 with a razor and glue numerous sections from the New Testament as extractions of the doctrine of Jesus.
With Cyrus Adler (other contributor) | from Digireads.Com (April 21, 2005)
9781420924923 | details & prices | 100 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $8.99
About: This short work is the result of Thomas Jefferson's attempt to extract from the gospels the true essence of religion.
from Noontide Pr (July 1, 1989)
9780939482146 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $7.95
About: In 1816, Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter to Charles Thompson that he had made "a wee little book .

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