Louis Sahagun in the Los Angeles Times in July 2008 reported the following:
“In a letter sent from Monticello to John Adams in 1813, Jefferson said his ‘wee little book’ of 46 pages was based on a lifetime of inquiry and reflection and contained ‘the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man.’ He called the book ‘The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth.’ Friends dubbed it the Jefferson Bible.”
To read the article entire, click on A Founding Father’s view of God.
R.P. Nettelhorst of the Quartz Hill School of Theology said the following:
“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.”
His entire article can be found on Notes on the Founding Fathers and the Separation of Church and State. In addition, The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth may still be purchased at bookstores today.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.