The Gospel According to Jefferson

It sits on display “in a glass box in the National Museum of American History.” Written in “Greek, Latin, French & English,” it is the Jefferson Bible, or more accurately “The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth.” At The Wilson Quarterly, Cullen Nutt visits Jefferson’s Bible, “where scripture he deemed implausible or inaccurate fell to the cutting room floor.” The passages he kept, and more importantly the passages he cut, give readers a look into Jefferson’s beliefs, even though “Jefferson was intensely private in these beliefs” during his own time.

Read at The Wilson Quarterly

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