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Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking…

Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President (2012)

by Warren Throckmorton PhD, Michael Coulter (Author)

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Warren Throckmorton and Michael Coulter, with decent conservative Christian credentials decided to take down David Barton, on the theory that truth matters, and demonstrate that Barton is playing free and loose with the historical reality. And it turns out that Thomas Jefferson was a Christian only by the broadest definition; the authors finally call him a theistic rationalist. They've backed it up with detailed quotes from Jefferson's writings, and after reading it, I felt I had a pretty good understanding of Thomas Jefferson's unique beliefs on religion.
  prosfilaes | May 29, 2012 |
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"This work is primarily about properly understanding some claims about Thomas Jefferson ... This work is particularly aimed at understanding Jefferson in light of claims made about him by some religious conservatives, especially those by David Barton. ... The aims of this work are quite simple: to be dispassionate in the analysis of the claims about Jefferson and to understand the events in question in their proper theological and cultural context. ... The plan of the book is to take church and state claims first followed by a focus on Jefferson's personal views of the Bible and religion. Then, we [the authors] briefly examine claims relating to the University of Vriginia and close with an examination of Jefferson's views of race and his actions as a slave owner"--P. xi-xiii.… (more)

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