Chris Rodda, "Liars for Jesus"

  • This book doesn't bear directly on our subject in any way that I am aware of, but since we have some right to claim Thomas Jefferson as an Epicurean it may be useful to us. A family member—an evangelical and a conspiracy theorist—has been sending links to youtube videos featuring David Barton. Mr. Barton's extensive work in dissimulation is not unknown to me, but this text is the most serious and dedicated rebuttal that I've encountered. And thanks to the author, it is free for download on PDF!

    Christine "Chris" Rodda, Liars for Jesus: The Religious Right's Alternate Version of American History (2006)

    For reference, here is a list, compiled by Jefferson himself in his letter to William Short, of the various Christian doctrines which he (Jefferson) denied.

    "the immaculate conception of Jesus, his deification, the creation of the world by him, his miraculous powers, his resurrection & visible ascension, his corporeal presence in the Eucharist, the Trinity, original sin, atonement, regeneration, election orders of Hierarchy etc."

  • Free for download on PDF? Looks to me like that link lets you read Chapter one but that's all? Maybe I am looking at the wrong thing.

    Ah I was looking at Volume 2 - Volume 1 allows more to be read, but not all..