The author argues that Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826) was neither an atheist or an Episcopalian or a Unitarian, as many have claimed. However, his fertile mind was not entirely devoid of any religious conviction but rather his views on theology were totally undigested and lacking in order and consistency. It is an interesting piece about one of America's most fascinating Presidents concerning a topic that keeps coming up again and again.
"'Jefferson's Bible' is one of the 'curiosities of literature'. This book, called by him, 'The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth' was published by congress in 1904."
(The article can be printed: which is good because the pages are out of order; sorry for the inconvenience.)
The historian Henry Steele Commager ranked Thomas Jefferson at number 14 insofar as his impact on the American mind was concerned - click here to understand his reasoning...