Telling Jefferson Lies

Getting Jefferson Right

February 08, 2024 Warren Throckmorton Season 1 Episode 4
Telling Jefferson Lies
Getting Jefferson Right
Show Notes

What was so wrong with The Jefferson Lies that Thomas Nelson decided to pull the book from publication? In this episode, Michael Coulter and Warren Throckmorton start answering that question by pulling  material from their book, Getting Jefferson Right.

In this episode, we take long looks into Barton’s handling of the Danbury Baptist letter to Thomas Jefferson, the Jefferson Bible, and a fable about Jefferson and church attendance.  We show how the use of ellipses, second and third-hand sources, and a creative imagination can make historical fiction out of history.

SHOW NOTES:

The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth (The 1820 Jefferson Bible)
https://uuhouston.org/files/The_Jefferson_Bible.pdf

Letter from the Danbury Baptists
https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-35-02-0331

Letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptists
https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-36-02-0152-0006

Telling Jefferson Lies is written and produced by Warren Throckmorton. Today’s installment was hosted by Warren Throckmorton and Michael Coulter. The podcast is brought to you by the second edition of Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims About Thomas Jefferson by Throckmorton and Coulter and available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or just about anywhere books are sold.

For more information, go to gettingjeffersonright.com

The next episode Whitewash will post in two weeks on February 21. In the meantime, I plan a bonus episode for sometime next week. Stay tuned for that. 

Today’s closing song is "Ain’t It a Shame to Work on Sunday" by the Bethel Jubilee Quartet and written by T.H. Wiseman. Telling Jefferson Lies Theme song is "The World Awaits Us All" by Roman Candle. Background music was provided by Roman Candle and Warren Throckmorton. 

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