A Jefferson Bible for the Twenty-first Century by Roy Speckhardt

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The complete text of Thomas Jefferson's original cut-and-paste version of the Gospels, portraying Jesus as a wise but strictly human teacher, deliberately omitting what Jefferson called the "dross": the virgin birth, the miracles, the resurrection, etc.

When Jefferson wrote, Christianity was virtually the only show in town. Today, Americans embrace a wide variety of belief -- and the lack thereof. "A Jefferson Bible for the Twenty-first Century" lists candidates for "best" and "worst" excerpts from a variety of scriptures, including the Hebrew Bible, the Qur'an, the Bhagavadgita, Buddhist sutras, and the Book of Mormon, and invites readers' opinions on the selections.
 

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Published January 2, 2013 by Humanist Press LLC. 119 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference.

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Patheos

Nephi, witness of the vision, has just seen the coming forth of the Book of Mormon in the early American Republic, and his angelic guide explains to him—in language partly borrowed from Isaiah—what it will mean to be involved in the movement that would surround the Book of Mormon: “And blessed ar...

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