M. Andrew Holowchak

The Fear, Honor, and Love of God: Thomas Jefferson on Jews, Philosophers, and Jesus

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18/1 - Spring 2013, pages 49–71
Date of online publication: 10 décembre 2013
Date of publication: 10 décembre 2013

Abstract

In a letter to Benjamin Rush, Jefferson includes a syllabus—a comparative account of the merits of Jewish morality, ancient philosophy, and the precepts of Jesus. Using the syllabus as a guide, this paper is a critical examination of the influence of ancient ethical and religious thinking on Jefferson’s ethical and religious thinking—viz., Jefferson’s views of the ethics and religion of the Hebrews, the ancient philosophers, and Jesus.

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Holowchak, M. Andrew. "The Fear, Honor, and Love of God: Thomas Jefferson on Jews, Philosophers, and Jesus." Forum Philosophicum 18, no. 1 (2013): 49–71. doi:10.5840/forphil20131814

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