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Letter, [1803 April 21], [Washington, D.C.], to [Benjamin Rush], n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Outlines Jefferson's opinions on the teachings and person of Jesus Christ, first comparing the former to those of classical philosophers and Judaism, and then pointing out the shortcomings of Christ's beliefs having been recorded by "unlettered & ignorant men" and later "disfigured by the corruptions of schismatising followers"; notwithstanding, Jefferson says Christ's "moral doctrines ... were more pure & perfect than those of the most correct of the philosophers."
Issued Date: 1803-04-21
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
Jesus Christ
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15272
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

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