The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth: Extracted Textually from the Gospels in Greek, Latin, French, and English

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781377364759

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

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The Jefferson Bible

The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486112519

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 4183

Jefferson regarded Jesus as a moral guide rather than a divinity. In his unique interpretation of the Bible, he highlights Christ's ethical teachings, discarding the scriptures' supernatural elements, to reflect the deist view of religion.

Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an

Islam and the Founders

Author: Denise A. Spellberg

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307388395

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 6783

Reveals the influence of Islam in the birth of American religious freedom, describing how Jefferson studied the Qur'an because he believed that Islam's Enlightenment ideals could inform the fledgling country's practical governance.

A Jefferson Bible for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Luis Granados,Roy Speckhardt

Publisher: Humanist Press

ISBN: 0931779308

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

View: 8061

Lists candidates for the "best" and "worst" excerpts from a variety of scriptures, including the Hebrew Bible, the Qur'an, the Bhagavadgîtâ, Buddhist sutras, and the Book of Mormon, and invites readers' opinions on the selections.

The Jefferson Lies

Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson

Author: David Barton

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1259555453

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 956

Thomas Jefferson stands falsely accused of several crimes, among them infidelity and disbelief. Noted historian David Barton now sets the record straight. Having borne the brunt of a smear campaign that started more than two centuries ago, the reputation and character of American president Thomas Jefferson shows considerable tarnish, as lies and misunderstandings have gathered on his legacy. Noted early-America historian David Barton scours out the truth. -Jefferson and Sally: Did he really have children by his slave, Sally Hemings? -Jefferson and Jesus: Did he really abandon the faith of ...

What Jesus Meant

Author: Garry Wills

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143038801

Category: Religion

Page: 143

View: 1974

Arguing that Jesus subscribed to no political program, the author draws on the gospel to explain Jesus's radical views about class and power and how the Resurrection and Christ's divinity are key factors in his teachings.

Objects of Devotion

Religion in Early America

Author: Peter Manseau

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588345920

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 4867

Objects of Devotion: Religion in Early America tells the story of religion in the United States through the material culture of diverse spiritual pursuits in the nation's colonial period and the early republic. The beautiful, full-color companion volume to a Smithsonian National Museum of American History exhibition, the book explores the wide range of religious traditions vying for adherents, acceptance, and a prominent place in the public square from the 1630s to the 1840s. The original thirteen states were home to approximately three thousand churches and more than a dozen Christian denominations, including Anglicans, Baptists, Catholics, Congregationalists, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Quakers. A variety of other faiths also could be found, including Judaism, Islam, traditional African practices, and Native American beliefs. As a result, America became known throughout the world as a place where, in theory, if not always in practice, all are free to believe and worship as they choose. The featured objects include an 1814 Revere and Sons church bell from Salem, the Jefferson Bible, wampum beads, a 1654 Torah scroll brought to the New World, the only known religious text written by an enslaved African Muslim, and other revelatory artifacts. Together these treasures illustrate how religious ideas have shaped the country and how the treatment and practice of religion have changed over time. Objects of Devotion emphasizes how religion can be understood through the objects, both rare and everyday, around which Americans of every generation have organized their communities and built this nation.

Ye Will Say I Am No Christian

The Thomas Jefferson/John Adams Correspondence on Religion, Morals, and Values

Author: Bruce Braden

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 161592227X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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The Gospel in Brief

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121313

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 5092

The Russian author reinterprets the gospels, disregarding issues related to Jesus' divinity and focusing strictly on his words and teachings. The result is a remarkably modern meditation on spirituality.

Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower

Finding Answers in Jesus for Those who Don't Believe

Author: Tom Krattenmaker

Publisher: Convergent Books

ISBN: 1101906421

Category: Religion

Page: 245

View: 8664

Offers an argument for secular non-believers maintaining that following Jesus Christ as a teacher, example, and primary guide for living can serve to give meaning and direction to those who don't believe in the supernatural elements of Christianity.

The Jefferson Bible - Life And Morals Of Jesus Of Nazareth (Annotated Edition)

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 384961901X


Page: 132

View: 4501

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 Road to Monticello

The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson

Author: Kevin J. Hayes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019971908X

Category: History

Page: 752

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Thomas Jefferson was an avid book-collector, a voracious reader, and a gifted writer--a man who prided himself on his knowledge of classical and modern languages and whose marginal annotations include quotations from Euripides, Herodotus, and Milton. And yet there has never been a literary life of our most literary president. In The Road to Monticello, Kevin J. Hayes fills this important gap by offering a lively account of Jefferson's spiritual and intellectual development, focusing on the books and ideas that exerted the most profound influence on him. Moving chronologically through Jefferson's life, Hayes reveals the full range and depth of Jefferson's literary passions, from the popular "small books" sold by traveling chapmen, such as The History of Tom Thumb, which enthralled him as a child; to his lifelong love of Aesop's Fables and Robinson Crusoe; his engagement with Horace, Ovid, Virgil and other writers of classical antiquity; and his deep affinity with the melancholy verse of Ossian, the legendary third-century Gaelic warrior-poet. Drawing on Jefferson's letters, journals, and commonplace books, Hayes offers a wealth of new scholarship on the print culture of colonial America, reveals an intimate portrait of Jefferson's activities beyond the political chamber, and reconstructs the president's investigations in such different fields of knowledge as law, history, philosophy and natural science. Most importantly, Hayes uncovers the ideas and exchanges which informed the thinking of America's first great intellectual and shows how his lifelong pursuit of knowledge culminated in the formation of a public offering, the "academic village" which became UVA, and his more private retreat at Monticello. Gracefully written and painstakingly researched, The Road to Monticello provides an invaluable look at Jefferson's intellectual and literary life, uncovering the roots of some of the most important--and influential--ideas that have informed American history.

"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

Author: Annette Gordon-Reed,Peter S. Onuf

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 1631490788

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2234

A groundbreaking work of history that explicates Thomas Jefferson’s vision of himself, the American Revolution, Christianity, slavery, and race. Thomas Jefferson is often portrayed as a hopelessly enigmatic figure—a riddle—a man so riven with contradictions that he is almost impossible to know. Lauded as the most articulate voice of American freedom and equality, even as he held people—including his own family—in bondage, Jefferson is variably described as a hypocrite, an atheist, or a simple-minded proponent of limited government who expected all Americans to be farmers forever. Now, Annette Gordon-Reed teams up with America's leading Jefferson scholar, Peter S. Onuf, to present an absorbing and revealing character study that dispels the many clichés that have accrued over the years about our third president. Challenging the widely prevalent belief that Jefferson remains so opaque as to be unknowable, the authors—through their careful analysis, painstaking research, and vivid prose—create a portrait of Jefferson, as he might have painted himself, one "comprised of equal parts sun and shadow" (Jane Kamensky). Tracing Jefferson's philosophical development from youth to old age, the authors explore what they call the "empire" of Jefferson's imagination—an expansive state of mind born of his origins in a slave society, his intellectual influences, and the vaulting ambition that propelled him into public life as a modern avatar of the Enlightenment who, at the same time, likened himself to a figure of old—"the most blessed of the patriarchs." Indeed, Jefferson saw himself as a "patriarch," not just to his country and mountain-like home at Monticello but also to his family, the white half that he loved so publicly, as well as to the black side that he claimed to love, a contradiction of extraordinary historical magnitude. Divided into three sections, "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs" reveals a striking personal dimension to his life. Part I, "Patriarch," explores Jeffersons's origins in Virgina; Part II, " 'Traveller,' " covers his five-year sojourn to Paris; and Part III, "Enthusiast," delves insightfully into the Virginian's views on Christianity, slavery, and race. We see not just his ideas and vision of America but come to know him in an almost familial way, such as through the importance of music in his life. "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs" fundamentally challenges much of what we’ve come to accept about Jefferson, neither hypocrite nor saint, atheist nor fundamentalist. Gordon-Reed and Onuf, through a close reading of Jefferson’s own words, reintroduce us all to our most influential founding father: a man more gifted than most, but complicated in just the ways we all are.

Recovering the Real Lost Gospel

Reclaiming the Gospel as Good News

Author: Darrell L. Bock

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805464654

Category: Religion

Page: 146

View: 3040

While many scholars around the world study and further pursue the discovery of so-called lost gospels, New Testament professor Darrell L. Bock believes the real lost gospel is the one already found in the Bible. "Recovering the Real Lost Gospel is written with the conviction that the church has become cloudy on the purpose of the gospel," he explains. "It is in many ways a biblical theology of the gospel." Bock traces key themes and texts from Scripture to answer the central question: What does the Bible say about the gospel? His response throughout clearly emphasizes that the gospel is good news and based on a restored relationship with God. Readers are invited on this mission of rediscovery to reclaim a message that has much to offer all people in a needy world.

A New New Testament

A Reinvented Bible for the Twenty-first Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts

Author: Hal Taussig

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547792107

Category: Bibles

Page: 603

View: 7501

A founding member of the Jesus Seminar presents a new edition of the New Testament that includes ten more recently discovered texts, selected by a council of scholars and spiritual leaders, along with the classic books.