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Thomas Jefferson & the Bible

A New York Times opinion piece commented on Thomas Jefferson and the Bible. This blog entry offers citations to several books related to the topic. We also own the book by the two contributors.

The Opinion Pages | OP-ED CONTRIBUTORS
Thomas Jefferson’s Bible Teaching
By ANNETTE GORDON-REED and PETER S. ONUF JULY 4, 2017

Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor of law and history at Harvard, and Peter S. Onuf, an emeritus professor of history at the University of Virginia, are the authors of “‘Most Blessed of the Patriarchs’: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination.”

 

BOOKS IN OUR CATALOG by THOMAS JEFFERSON about the BIBLE

Jefferson, Thomas, and Henry Wilder Foote. The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth. Boston: Boston : Beacon Press, 1951.

Jefferson, Thomas. The Jefferson Bible : The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth. Boston: Boston : Beacon Press, 1989.

—. Jefferson’s Extracts from the Gospels : “the Philosophy of Jesus” and “the Life and Morals of Jesus”. Ed. Dickinson W. Adams, Ruth W. Lester, and Thomas Jefferson. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1983.

—. The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth Extracted Textually from the Gospels, Together with a Comparison of His Doctrines with those of Others. St. Louis: St. Louis : N.D. Thompson, 1902.

—. The Literary Bible of Thomas Jefferson ; His Commonplace Book of Philosophers and Poets. New York: New York : Greenwood Press, 1969.

—. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. Ed. Andrew A. (Andrew Adgate) Lipscomb, et al. Definitive edition, containing his Autobiography, Notes on Virginia, parliamentary manual, official papers, messages and addresses, and other writings, official and private, now collected and published in their entirety for the first time, including all of the original manuscripts, deposited in the Department of State and published in 1853 by order of the Joint Committee of Congress; with numerous illustrations and a comprehensive analytical index / Andrew A. Lipscomb, Chairman, Board of Governors, editor-in-chief ; Albert Ellery Bergh, managing editor.. ed. Washington, D.C.: Washington, D.C. : Issued under the auspices of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association of the United States, 1904.

—. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. Ed. Saul Kussiel Padover and Lynd Ward. New York: New York : Heritage Press, 1967.

—. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. Ed. Paul Leicester Ford and Thomson Gale (Firm). New York etc.]; New York: New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1892.

 

BOOKS IN OUR CATALOG about THOMAS JEFFERSON and RELIGION

Carmody, Denise Lardner. The Republic of Many Mansions : Foundations of American Religious Thought. Ed. John Carmody. 1st ed.. ed. New York: New York : Paragon House, 1990.

Dreisbach, Daniel L. Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation between Church and State. New York: New York : New York University Press, 2002.

Edwards, Rem Blanchard. A Return to Moral and Religious Philosophy in Early America. Washington, D.C.: Washington, D.C. : University Press of America, 1982.

Fatton, Robert, and Rouhollah K. Ramazani. Religion, State, and Society : Jefferson’s Wall of Separation in Comparative Perspective. 1st ed.. ed. New York, N.Y.: New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Foote, Henry Wilder. The Religion of Thomas Jefferson. Boston: Boston : Beacon Press, 1960.

—. Thomas Jefferson, Champion of Religious Freedom, Advocate of Christian Morals. Boston: Boston : Beacon Press, 1947.

Jefferson, Thomas. Jefferson’s Extracts from the Gospels : “the Philosophy of Jesus” and “the Life and Morals of Jesus”. Ed. Dickinson W. Adams, Ruth W. Lester, and Thomas Jefferson. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1983.

—. The Literary Bible of Thomas Jefferson ; His Commonplace Book of Philosophers and Poets. New York: New York : Greenwood Press, 1969.

Moore, Clement Clarke. Observations upon Certain Passages in Mr. Jefferson’s Notes on Virginia. New-York: New-York, 1804.

Ragosta, John A. Religious Freedom : Jefferson’s Legacy, America’s Creed. Charlottesville: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2013.

Sanford, Charles B. The Religious Life of Thomas Jefferson. Charlottesville: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1984.

—. Thomas Jefferson and His Library : A Study of His Literary Interests and of the Religious Attitudes Revealed by Relevant Titles in His Library. Hamden, Conn.: Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books, 1977.

Swancara, Frank. Thomas Jefferson Versus Religious Oppression. New York: New York : University Books, 1969.

 

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