The third US president compiled his own version of the Gospels by literally cutting out the parts with which he did not agree. Jefferson used a razor to remove passages describing, among other things, the virgin birth, resurrection and ascension of Jesus – preferring to emphasise his moral teachings. A new edition of ‘The Jefferson Bible‘ has been published this month.
Read more: The Guardian, 17/1
- Thomas Jefferson’s revolutionary take on the Bible reissued (guardian.co.uk)
- The Jefferson Bible Edits Jesus’s Words, Not Just Miraclesrds (freethoughtblogs.com)
- Book Review: The Jefferson Bible (ringingtrue.net)