Tuesday, June 19 at 6:00-7:30 pm (signup deadline was 12 pm, Jun 19)
Private home. Call office for address.
The CHV Literary Club selection for June is The Jefferson Bible. Finished when Jefferson
was 77 and subtitled, The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, it is Jefferson’s
“rewriting" of the 4 gospels and it provides a unique look at Jefferson’s religious
views. In a process in which he used printed texts from 4 different languages, Jefferson
cut and rearranged excerpts from the gospels that he believed illustrated Jesus’
moral teachings, teachings that he considered “sublime and benevolent." He omitted
those sections of the gospels that he believed were full of superstition and were
“contrary to reason." The Jefferson Bible is available in several inexpensive editions;
the Smithsonian published a special edition in 2011. The original, which Jefferson
had bound, is in the Smithsonian Museum of American History.
Sign up by noon, Monday, June 18.
Members and volunteers only
Reservations required but not limited, 11 places taken.
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