The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth: Extracted Textually from the Gospels in Greek, Latin, French, and English

Sampul Depan
DigiCat, 10 Agu 2022 - 55 halaman
'The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth', commonly referred to as the Jefferson Bible, is one of two religious works constructed by Thomas Jefferson. Never intended for publication, the work was completed in 1820 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 excludes 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.

Dari dalam buku

Edisi yang lain - Lihat semua

Istilah dan frasa umum

Tentang pengarang (2022)

Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) stands as one of the most influential figures in American history, remembered primarily as the third President of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. His contributions, however, extend into the realm of literature and philosophy where his erudite reflections on freedom, governance, and human rights have shaped national ideologies. Jefferson's intellect traversed the breadth of human thought, a characteristic exemplified in his work 'The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth,' often referred to as the Jefferson Bible. In this provocative piece, Jefferson applied his Enlightenment rationalism to distill the teachings of Jesus Christ, excising the miraculous and supernatural to focus on the moral philosophy within the Christian text. While this work offers insight into Jefferson's religious beliefs, more broadly, it reflects his commitment to empirical reasoning and ethical conduct. Jefferson's literary style is marked by eloquence, clarity, and a persuasive rhetoric, harnessing the power of prose to advocate for the ideals he held paramount. His writings continue to be subject to scholarly analysis and debate, affirming his enduring impact on American letters and the philosophical underpinnings of the nation.

Informasi bibliografi