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Jefferson Bible - The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

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In "The Jefferson Bible - The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth," Thomas Jefferson presents a unique perspective on the teachings of Jesus. By removing all references to supernatural elements, miracles, and divinity, Jefferson focuses solely on the ethical and moral teachings of Jesus. The result is a thought-provoking interpretation that emphasizes the importance of compassion, forgiveness, and moral behavior.

Jefferson's careful editing and selection of passages create a concise and accessible version of the New Testament that highlights Jesus as a moral teacher rather than a divine figure. This book is a fascinating exploration of Jefferson's personal beliefs and his views on the separation of church and state.

"The Jefferson Bible" is a compelling read for anyone interested in religion, philosophy, or the history of American thought. It offers a fresh perspective on familiar material and encourages readers to consider the ethical teachings of Jesus in a new light. Overall, this book is a thought-provoking and intriguing interpretation of a classic text.

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The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, commonly referred to as the Jefferson Bible, was a book constructed by Thomas Jefferson in the later years of his life by cutting and pasting with a razor and glue numerous sections from the New Testament as extractions of the doctrine of Jesus. Jefferson's condensed composition is especially notable for its exclusion of all miracles by Jesus and most mentions of the supernatural, including sections of the four gospels that contain the Resurrection and most other miracles, and passages that portray Jesus as divine. - Summary by Wikipedia


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