The Religious Life of Thomas Jefferson
University Press of Virginia, 1984 - Počet stran: 246
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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The details of daily living - planning the crops , supervising the work of the slaves , studying , reading , corresponding with friends , or visiting their homes for conversation and musicales — all were nearly the same for Jefferson ...
His reading and study , however , furnished him with the tools of thought from which he formed the convictions that directed his life of service . Not the least of these guiding inspirations was his religious faith .
... nd when he wrote to William Short that in reading the biographies of Jesus he " asked only what is granted in reading every other historian , such as Livy and Siculus , ” Jefferson was practicing the ise of reason and the knowledge ...
Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi
Jeffersons Religious Ideas
The Rights of Man
Mans Need for Religious Freedom
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