The Religious Life of Thomas Jefferson

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University of Virginia Press, 1984 - Biography & Autobiography - 246 pages
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In this new study we have a comprehensive account of Jefferson's religious thought, one that provides information about his beliefs and practices that will help remove any misconceptions about his religious life.

Jefferson has long been recognized as a creative thinker ahead of his time. As this book makes clear, he was deeply interested in religious questions that the passing years have made more important. Beyond such obvious issues as war and peace, social justice, and racism, he confronted religious and theological problems that have increasingly concerned later religious thinkers.

 

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Simply said, this is a tremendous work. The author knows the subject material exceptionally well, and the result is thoroughly captivating. One of the best books I have ever read !! BRAVO !!!

Contents

Jeffersons Religious Ideas
7
The Rights of Man
16
Mans Need for Religious Freedom
23
Jeffersons Religious Ideas of God
83
Jeffersons Religious Ideas of Jesus Christ
102
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About the author (1984)

Charles B. Sanford, M.Div., M.A., has been a United Methodist minister in Wisconsin since 1964.

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