JEFFERSON BIBLE PDF
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The Jefferson Bible - The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth [Thomas Jefferson ] on myavr.info *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the early nineteenth. Free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook. This is Thomas Jefferson's attempt at editing the Gospels into a single, coherent narrative. The text here focuses on the attributed . The Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth as it is formally titled, was Thomas Jefferson's effort to extract the doctrine of Jesus by removing.
Is it cogent?
Opacity Thesis OT : All passages that admit of any degree of obscurity, from passages unclear to passages whose meaning is hermetic, are to be stripped. Unnaturalness Thesis UT : All passages at variance with the laws of physical nature are to be stripped. We find in the writings of his biographers [the gospel writers] matter of two distinct descriptions. First, a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstitions, fanaticisms and fabrications.
Intermixed with these, again, are sublime ideas of the Supreme Being, aphorisms and precepts of the purest mo- rality and benevolence, sanctioned by a life of humility, inno- cence and simplicity of manners, neglect of riches, absence of worldly ambition and honors, with an eloquence and persuasive- ness which have not been surpassed.
But when they tell us of calves speaking, of statues sweating blood, and other things against the course of nature, we reject these as fables, not belonging to history.
The Jefferson Bible (The Life & Morals of Jesus of Nazareth)
In like manner, when an historian, speaking of a character well known and es- tablished on satisfactory testimony imputes to it things incom- patible with that character, we reject them without hesitation, and assent to that only of which we have better evidence…. The free exercise of reason is all I ask for the vindication of the char- acter of Jesus.
That is certainly not unreasonable. Moreover, when em- ploying the principles in an above-board manner, ferreting out the real Jesus and his real teachings is as easy, as he often says to select correspondents, as plucking diamonds from a dungheap e.
Now I return to the argument from personal prejudice. Is it co- gent?
The text is in the public domain and is freely available on the Internet. A conservation effort commencing in , led by Senior Paper Conservator Janice Stagnitto Ellis,  in partnership with the museum's Political History department, allowed for a public unveiling in an exhibit open from November 11, , through May 28, , at the National Museum of American History.
Also displayed were the source books from which Jefferson cut his selected passages, and the edition of the Jefferson Bible requested and distributed by the United States Congress.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Further information: Thomas Jefferson and religion. Jefferson extracts the word "as" from a sentence, to avoid three prepositions in a row.
The Jefferson Bible, Smithsonian Edition: Potter, Inc hardcover: LOC Number: Patton, American Book Distributors paperback: Retrieved July 20, Quartz Hill School of Theology.
The Life And Morals Of Jesus Of Nazareth ( Jefferson Bible) By Thomas Jefferson
Archived from the original on 16 October Retrieved 16 October Thomas Jefferson created his own version of the gospels; he was uncomfortable with any reference to miracles, so with two copies of the New Testament, he cut and pasted them together, excising all references to miracles, from turning water to wine, to the resurrection. Lipscomb, Mark Beliles, , Memori, Correspondence, and Miscellanies vol.
Gray and Bowen. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson.
Conkin, quoted in Jeffersonian Legacies , edited by Peter S. Onuf, p.
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Harper's Magazine , v. Archived from the original on February 18, A Religious Biography of Thomas Jefferson, p. The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth , p. Retrieved January 24, Archived from the original on March 10, Religion News Service. Christian Post. Wayne Clough October Smithsonian Magazine.
Archived from the original on Retrieved November 8, The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth. Smithsonian Books. Thomas Jefferson. Vice President — 1st U. Secretary of State — U. Co-author, Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen United States Presidential election Randolph grandson Francis Eppes grandson George W. Retrieved from " https: Hidden categories: Webarchive template wayback links Use mdy dates from September Pages using deprecated image syntax Commons category link from Wikidata.
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Red Morocco goatskin leather , handmade wove paper , iron gall ink. Acquired by the Smithsonian Institution in Smithsonian National Museum of American History.Vice President — 1st U. Opacity Thesis OT : All passages that admit of any degree of obscurity, from passages unclear to passages whose meaning is hermetic, are to be stripped. Paul K. He proposes beginning with a review of the morals of the ancient philosophers, moving on to the " deism and ethics of the Jews", and concluding with the "principles of a pure deism" taught by Jesus, "omitting the question of his deity".
Ainsworth Rand Spofford , Librarian of Congress — stated: There will be found remaining the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The free exercise of reason is all I ask for the vindication of the char- acter of Jesus. We must reduce our volume to the simple evangelists, select, even from them, the very words only of Jesus, paring off the amphibologisms into which they have been led, by forgetting often, or not understanding, what had fallen from him, by giving their own misconceptions as his dicta, and expressing unintelligibly for others what they had not understood themselves.
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