The Jefferson Bible

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Acclaimed author Percival Everett will take an atheist’s-eye-view of the little-known “Jefferson Bible,” the third president’s response to the King James Bible.

Percival Everett’s novel Erasure won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and his most recent, A History of the African-American People [Proposed] by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett and James Kincaid [A Novel] ruffled many Confederate feathers.

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The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

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Overview

Acclaimed author Percival Everett will take an atheist’s-eye-view of the little-known “Jefferson Bible,” the third president’s response to the King James Bible.

Percival Everett’s novel Erasure won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and his most recent, A History of the African-American People [Proposed] by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett and James Kincaid [A Novel] ruffled many Confederate feathers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604591286
  • Publisher: Wilder Publications
  • Publication date: 11/7/2007
  • Pages: 100
  • Sales rank: 789,661
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.21 (d)

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Percival Everett is the author of fifteen works of fiction, among them GLYPH, WATERSHED, GOD'S COUNTRY and FRENZY. His most recent novel ERASURE won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and did little to earn him friends.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2005

    Jefferson Applies Reason to God and Finds Beauty

    By removing the supernateral elements of the narative and focusing on what Jesus acctually said, Jefferson has created a Gospel for all people, believers and skeptics alike. A truly enlighenting text that helps show what our founding fathers really did believe. Christian ethics and Reformation ideals of self-discovery at its very best.

    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2004

    TJ chops the big book!

    amazing nerve and vision! not only does our beloved president give us his wisdom in architecture but in theology as well...bending to enlightenment pressure our hapless hero takes a razor to Jesus words. he sets a new standard in caving to cultural forces...sad.

    6 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    Basic but interesting

    This version of the Jefferson Bible-or as Jefferson titled it, The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, is a fascinating document.This is Jefferson's version of the Gospels as he thought they should have been -with all miracles excluded. In this work Jesus is a philosopher, not a savior.
    This Nook book lacks an introduction or any notes, both of which would have been very helpful. Still for a dollar, you are getting an important historical document.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2009

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    For history buffs

    A very informative book.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2013

    How interesting!!!

    Pres. Thomas Jefferson was an independent thinker when it came to religion. His Bible is a modern day "cut & paste". I found it very interesting. Don't iss the biography of Jefferson at the end of the book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Not true

    Anyone who has studied jefferson as I have, will know that this book was not meant to be a bible, but a collection of moral teachings for his own use. Jefferson was a christian, an unorthodox christian, but a christian. He had many unedited bibles of his own and was a member of the virginia bible society, which gave out many bibles uncut. The title itself is a lie.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    By a pres.

    By a pres.

    1 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Have read previously. Simply adding to my library for reference.

    See above

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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