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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an

Islam and the Founders

Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an( )
Author: Spellberg, Denise A.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.95
Book Description:

In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension of the story of American religious freedom--a drama in which Islam played a surprising role. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur'an. This marked only the beginning of his lifelong interest in Islam, and he would go on to acquire numerous books on Middle Eastern languages, history, and travel, taking extensive notes...
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