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    Description"We must reduce our volume to the simple evangelists, select, even from them, the very words only of Jesus. There will be remaining the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man."--Thomas Jefferson Featuring an introduction by Forrest Church, this reissue of "The Jefferson Bible" offers extraordinary insight into the logic of Thomas Jefferson and the Gospel of Jesus. Working in the White House in 1804, Jefferson set out to edit the Gospels in order to uncover the essence of true religion in the simple story of the life of Jesus. Jefferson was convinced that the authentic message of Jesus could be found only by extracting from the Gospels Jesus's message of absolute love and service, rather than the miracle of the Annunciation, Virgin Birth, or even the Resurrection. Completed in 1819, this little book is the remarkable result of Jefferson's efforts.


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    Title
    The Jefferson Bible (Revised) *
    Subtitle
    The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Jefferson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 171
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    French
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780807077146
    ISBN 10: 0807077143
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15440
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HR
    B&T Approval Code: A13505025
    Ingram Subject Code: RF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Libri: I-RF
    DC21: 226.1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040, REL067040
    B&T Approval Code: A13603200
    DC22: 226/.1, 226.1
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTBNTGAC
    BISAC V2.8: REL006710, REL006220
    LC classification: BT304.95 .J44 1989
    Illustrations note
    facsimiles
    Publisher
    Beacon Press
    Imprint name
    Beacon Press
    Publication date
    04 July 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Review quote
    Religion in America [gained] something unique from Jefferson. . . . His Jesus was a figure fitted for the Enlightenment, rational but not divine.--Gustav Niebuhr, "New York Times" "The Founding Father's treatment of the Bible was radical. . . . Today, historians such as Yale University's Jaroslav Pelikan are struck by the project's 'sheer audacity' . . . Jefferson's Bible is a curious sidelight on an ever-intriguing figure, whose image has become more controversial in recent years."--Richard N. Ostling, Associated Press "Gives us a preaching Jesus of distinctly human dimensions, without miracles or resurrection. [A] fascinating document, telling us a great deal about a great eighteenth-century mind and its world." --Charles S. Adams, "Religious Studies Review" "These excerpts from the four Gospels are among the most interesting and compelling in all of the Scripture. They emphasize Jesus' ethical lessons of love, reverence, forbearance, reproachment, repentance, and forgiveness." --Garrett Ward Sheldon, "Virginia Magazine of History and Biography"