“The Jefferson Bible ends with Jesus snug in the tomb, the cave mouth securely plugged, gobstopped, by the not-to-be-moved stone. No more words. Resurrection foreclosed. And it’s odd: as a regular, somewhat inspired guru-human, Jesus makes less sense than before. My yoke is easy and my burden light…I am the good shepherd… Stripped of their divine warrant, these weird claims make the Jeffersonian Jesus sound like Charles Manson.” – James Parker, Atlantic writer