The Jefferson Bible: An Interview with Peter Manseau

SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 BY JOHNTURNER Peter Manseau is Curator of American Religious History at the Smithsonian. His most recent book is The Jefferson Bible: A Biography, a contribution to Princeton University Press’s Lives of Great Religious Books series. Thanks, Peter, for engaging in this conversation about your book about Jefferson’s Bible project. What is the Jefferson Bible, and how […]

When Baptists Believed in the Bible—and Bourbon

AUGUST 26, 2020 BY DAVID SWARTZ Having lived in Kentucky for close to a decade now, I’ve found the commonwealth to be paradoxical. It’s located squarely in the Bible Belt. But it’s also the home to industries and practices—horse racing, tobacco, gambling, feuding, hemp, and bourbon—long looked upon by conservative Christians as sinful. As Jesse Stuart […]