Jefferson’s “Abridged” version

Cover of "The Jefferson Bible"

Cover of The Jefferson Bible

Thomas Jefferson’s ‘cut-down’ Bible reissued

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

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