Thomas Jefferson called the teachings of Jesus "the most benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man". But many people are unfamiliar with his efforts to distill these teachings and reorganize them into a new book that he titled, The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth Extracted Textually from the Gospels in Greek, Latin, French and English.
Newly reformatted for ease of reading, this English-language edition of The Jefferson Bible also includes an introduction to Jefferson's life and religious views by Elizabeth Campbell and an index showing the passages that Jefferson selected from the Gospels and how he reorganized them.
Jefferson's carefully chosen text makes this an excellent introduction to Christianity for both adults and for younger readers and Campbell's lively introduction illuminates the life and thoughts of Thomas Jefferson and reveals the story behind the creation of his unusual book.
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This unique multilingual citizenship study includes the following:
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