The Jefferson Bible

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625582358

Category: Religion

Page: 63

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In 1804 Thomas Jefferson decided to study the gospels to see if he could distill the essence of Jesus' teachings into a concise book that could be quickly read and easily understood. This volume is the result, offering valuable insights into the teachings of Jesus Christ and into the mind and beliefs of Thomas Jefferson.

The Jefferson Bible - Life And Morals Of Jesus Of Nazareth

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849691705

Category: Religion

Page: 82

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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 Life and Morals of Jesus

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781617430220

Category: Religion

Page: 84

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The Jefferson Bible, was formerly titled The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth. The work is based upon Thomas Jefferson's belief that the ethical system of Jesus was the finest the world had ever seen and sought to separate those ethical teachings from the supernatural by eliminating sections of the New Testament containing supernatural aspects as well as perceived misinterpretations he believed had been intermixed in the account provided by the four Gospels. Jefferson presents these teachings, along with the essential events of the life of Jesus, in one continuous narrative.

The Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson

Including the Jefferson Bible, "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth,"

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 301

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The New Jefferson Bible

The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth in Modern English

Author: Dan Marshall

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490549972

Category: Bibles

Page: 154

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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.

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Jesus von Nazaret und seine Zeit

Author: Reza Aslan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644039119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Das Christentum verehrt Jesus von Nazaret als sanften Hirten, dessen Reich nicht von dieser Welt sei. Aber entspricht dieses Bild der historischen Realität? Kann es den grausamen Kreuzestod plausibel erklären? Der amerikanische Religionswissenschaftler Reza Aslan meint: nein. Sein Buch, das in den USA für einen Skandal sorgte, versucht zu ergründen, wer Jesus war, bevor es das Christentum gab. Es ist das fesselnde, brillant erzählte Porträt eines Mannes voller Widersprüche, einer Epoche voll religiöser Inbrunst und blutiger Kämpfe und einer Weltreligion im Werden.

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

Author: Dan Marshall

Publisher: Prose City Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 131

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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 (Annotated Edition)

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 384961901X

Category:

Page: 132

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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 for the 21st Century!

Author: Reading Desk, The

Publisher: The Reading Desk

ISBN: 0615303455

Category:

Page: 76

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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.

Die Jefferson-Bibel

Der wahre Kern des Neuen Testaments

Author: Thomas Jefferson,Prof. Dr. Claus Dierksmeier,Tobias Huch

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3745301250

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Thomas Jefferson, der dritte Präsident der USA, gilt als hauptsächlicher Verfasser der amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitserklärung. Er verstand sich als Christ, wobei er die Bibel größtenteils als Märchenbuch betrachtete. Also machte er sich daran, das Neue Testament auf seinen wahren Kern zu reduzieren, indem er alle Passagen ausließ, die von übernatürlichen Phänomenen berichten. Dadurch wurde er zu einem frühen Vertreter der historischen Jesusforschung. Der Journalist Tobias Huch hat sich früh und intensiv mit der Jefferson-Bibel befasst. Fast zweihundert Jahre nachdem das Original erschienen ist, legt er nun die erste modernisierte deutsche Übersetzung in Buchform vor und bietet somit jedem die Möglichkeit, diesen wichtigen Text zu entdecken.

Jefferson's Religion

Author: Stephen J. Vicchio

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498271294

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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Thomas Jefferson's views have led many to conclude that he was an atheist, as recently as in the work of Christopher Hitchens. But the third President has also been labeled a deist, a Unitarian, and a Christian. Philosopher and theologian Stephen Vicchio takes on the challenge of analyzing Jefferson's writings in detail to see if any of these appellations is fitting. The author finds that Jefferson's two volumes on the New Testament Gospels (A Syllabus of an Estimate of the Merit of the Doctrines of Jesus and The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth) reveal a great deal concerning the theological perspective of this famous American statesman.

Jefferson's Extracts from the Gospels

The Philosophy of Jesus and The Life and Morals of Jesus

Author: Dickinson W. Adams

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400853052

Category: Religion

Page: 452

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This volume is an important clarification of the controversial religious beliefs of one of our most unorthodox but ethically committed presidents. Printed here are the facsimile texts of Jefferson's two compilations of Jesus' words. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Doubting Thomas?

The Religious Life and Legacy of Thomas Jefferson

Author: Mark A. Beliles,Jerry Newcombe

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1630471518

Category: Religion

Page: 521

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A religious historian argues that historical revisionism has distorted the religious views of Thomas Jefferson, making him appear far more skeptical than he was. Thomas Jefferson and the founding fathers intended a strict separation of church and state, right? He would have been very upset to find out about a child praying in a public school or a government building used for religious purposes, correct? Actually, the history on this has been very distorted. The standard accepted story on the faith of Thomas Jefferson (or the lack thereof) is not accurate. While he did harbor some doubts about orthodox Christianity by the end of his life, he was actually quite active in supporting the church in America. Meanwhile, in his name today, because of a misunderstanding about “the separation of church and state” (a phrase that comes from an obscure letter he wrote), religious expression is being curtailed all over the place in modern America. And he would absolutely object to that, as seen in his own actions and writings. While Jefferson may seem to be the patron saint of the ACLU, his words and actions showed that he would totally disagree with the idea of driving God out of the public square. Doubting Thomas documents that. In short, it’s time to set the record straight.

Religion in America

A Political History

Author: Denis Lacorne

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231526407

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Denis Lacorne identifies two competing narratives defining the American identity. The first narrative, derived from the philosophy of the Enlightenment, is essentially secular. Associated with the Founding Fathers and reflected in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Federalist Papers, this line of reasoning is predicated on separating religion from politics to preserve political freedom from an overpowering church. Prominent thinkers such as Voltaire, Thomas Paine, and Jean-Nicolas Démeunier, who viewed the American project as a radical attempt to create a new regime free from religion and the weight of ancient history, embraced this American effort to establish a genuine "wall of separation" between church and state. The second narrative is based on the premise that religion is a fundamental part of the American identity and emphasizes the importance of the original settlement of America by New England Puritans. This alternative vision was elaborated by Whig politicians and Romantic historians in the first half of the nineteenth century. It is still shared by modern political scientists such as Samuel Huntington. These thinkers insist America possesses a core, stable "Creed" mixing Protestant and republican values. Lacorne outlines the role of religion in the making of these narratives and examines, against this backdrop, how key historians, philosophers, novelists, and intellectuals situate religion in American politics.