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Posted May 18, 2008
Distorting Jefferson's Religious Belief
I have read 'FINDING JEFFERSON' and have found it well written and interesting. However, Dershowitz states on page 53 that Jefferson's 'god was the god of nature rather than the god of the bible.' I agree with Jefferson's view of god as I know of Jefferson's god, and I find Dershowitz's statement to be incorrect. As support of my viewpoint, I refer the reader to: 'THE JEFFERSON BIBLE, The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth,' Beacon Press, Boston, 1989, preface by Forrest Church. In a letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, Jefferson described his thoughts as, â¿¿the result of a life of inquiry and reflection, and very different from the anti-Christian system imputed to me by those who know nothing of my opinions. To the corruptions of Christianity, I am indeed opposed: but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself.'Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.