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Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an by Denise A. Spellberg
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it was amazing

So this book was quite possibly the most interesting book I have read this year, and is a top fifty ever, perhaps higher. I'm quite impressed by Jefferson's research on the Qur'an and its implications on American policy. Likewise the same to be said for John Adams and surprisingly a few evangelical ministers.

Religious liberty is a big deal to me and this book really made me think even more about it, especially in light of the lack of contact Americans felt they had previous to the nineteenth century.

The one big thing that stuck out to me is the lack of awareness by any founding fathers that perhaps their slaves were Muslim. Either totally out of touch or the slaves made sure that they did not know.

Well worth your time.

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Reading Progress

April 27, 2017 – Shelved
April 27, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
May 3, 2017 – Started Reading
May 8, 2017 – Finished Reading

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