By Thomas Jefferson
A uniquely beautiful, compact version of Thomas Jefferson's vintage abridgment of the Bible, within which Jefferson sculpted the phrases and ideas of Christ right into a resounding ethical philosophy.
"To the corruptions of Christianity i'm certainly hostile; yet no longer to the real precepts of Jesus himself." -Thomas Jefferson, 1803
With those phrases, written to a private buddy, Thomas Jefferson all started essentially the most audacious spiritual experiments in American background. off and on for the subsequent seventeen years (including his time period in the White House), Jefferson minimize and pasted the philosophy of Jesus Christ, as recorded in Scripture, into one compact assertion. He purposefully passed over any references to the virgin delivery, superb healings, demonic ownership, or supernatural occasions of any style. His target used to be to differentiate the ethical philosophy of Christ from the faith that was once later created round Christ.
This hardcover copy of The Jefferson Bible restores to print a good-looking, immensely available model of Jefferson's manifesto because it used to be released for basic readers in 1940 by way of Grosset & Dunlap. This quantity comprises the unique 1940 foreword through editor Douglas E. Lurton, which gives an attractive advent to the background at the back of Jefferson's attempt. Jefferson's choices are fantastically recomposed in a dignifi ed but entertaining variety for a gem of compactness and clarity.