David Barton defends his research into the faith of Thomas Jefferson
In 2011, Thomas Nelson contracted with me to pen The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths Youâ€™ve Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson. Released on April 10, 2012, it promptly became a New York Times bestseller. Prior to its release, Grove City College psychology professor Warren Throckmorton obtained a pre-publication copy for review, and joined by Grove City humanities and political science professor Michael Coulter, the two penned a rebuttal to my work, Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President, released just three weeks after my book.[i]
â€śAs iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens anotherâ€ť (Proverbs 27:17). I welcome appraisal of my work. Indeed, whenever I receive word of a possible inaccuracy in any work, I investigate the claim and, if it is accurate, I make the necessary corrections in subsequent printings. This has been my established practice for 25 years. ...
Mike wrote: From Jim's link: "The last truly born again President was Benjamin Harrison, who was a genuine soul winner and proved it by leading a student at Yale to salvation in Jesus Christ." How could that be, Jim? Harrison was a Republican.
David Barton on a Mormon's show? you can't get more anti-Christian than that, as far as Jefferson is concerned does his work,
Jefferson Bible wrote: Jefferson never referred to his work as a bible, and the full title this 1804 version was, The Philosophy of Jesus of Nazareth, being Extracted from the Account of His Life and Doctrines Given by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; Being an Abridgement of the New Testament for the Use of the Indians, Unembarrased [uncomplicated] with Matters of Fact or Faith beyond the Level of their Comprehensions