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Jefferson's extracts from the Gospels : "The philosophy of Jesus" and "The life and morals of Jesus"

Author: Thomas Jefferson; Dickinson W Adams; Ruth W Lester; Eugene R Sheridan
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Jefferson; Dickinson W Adams; Ruth W Lester; Eugene R Sheridan
ISBN: 0691046999 9780691046990
Language Note: Includes facsimiles of text in English, French, Greek, and Latin.
OCLC Number: 9111733
Notes: Includes facsimiles of text in English, French, Greek, and Latin.
Includes index.

Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Second series
Thomas Jefferson : a comprehensive, annotated bibliography (by Frank Shuffelton)
The first volume in the Papers edition's second series, which will include the longer items most amenable to topical rather than chronological arrangement. Included here are a reconstructed version of "The Philosophy of Jesus," a major piece of textual scholarship on the part of Dickinson W. Adams, and TJ's later scissors edit of the Gospels, "The Life and Morals of Jesus." Sheridan's "Introduction" traces the evolution of TJ's religious opinions and examines the three versions he constructed of the life of Jesus, from the "Syllabus" included in the letter of April, 21, 1803, to Benjamin Rush to the final "Life and Morals." Points out the genesis of TJ's beliefs in his early reading of Bolingbroke, the influence of Joseph Priestley, and the effect of his correspondence with Benjamin Rush. Contends that TJ is best understood as a "demythologized Christian," whose rationalism and religiousness have variously been distorted in the accounts of partisans of one position or the other. This essay is probably the best single account of TJ's religious beliefs and will have to be consulted by all future scholars on the subject; the volume also includes a useful appendix of TJ's correspondence pertaining to religion. -- Frank Shuffelton
Shuffelton Bibliography : Vol. 2 (1981-1990), No. 124
Description: xii, 438 pages : facsimiles ; 25 cm.
Contents: The reconstruction of "The Philosophy of Jesus" --
The philosophy of Jesus --
Notes to "The Philosophy of Jesus" --
"The life and morals of Jesus": A history of the text --
The life and morals of Jesus --
Notes to "The life and morals of Jesus."
Other Titles: Philosophy of Jesus of Nazareth
Bible.
Responsibility: Dickinson W. Adams, editor ; Ruth W. Lester, assistant editor ; introduction by Eugene R. Sheridan.
Local System Bib Number:
2607
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