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Jefferson Bible offers insights into his religious views

From the March 19, 2012 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

“How Thomas Jefferson created his own Bible” Smithsonian. January 2012.


Thomas Jefferson, together with several of his fellow founding fathers, was influenced by the principles of deism, a construct that envisioned a supreme being as a sort of watchmaker who had created the world but no longer intervened directly in daily life. A product of the Age of Enlightenment, Jefferson was keenly interested in science and the perplexing theological questions it raised.