Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

Copertina anteriore
Oxford University Press, 31 gen 2002 - 224 pagine
0 Recensioni
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-81) stands as a key figure in German intellectual history, a bridge joining Luther, Leibniz, and German idealism. Despite his well-recognized importance in the history of thought, Lessing as theologian or philosopher of religion remains an enigmatic figure. Scholars refer to the "riddle" or "mystery" of Lessing, a mystery that has proved intractable because of his reticence on the subject of the final conclusions of his intellectual project. Toshimasa Yasukata seeks to unravel this mystery. Based on intensive study of the entire corpus of Lessing's philosophical and theological writings as well as the extensive secondary literature, Yasukata's work takes us into the systematic core of Lessing's thought. From his penetrating and sophisticated analysis of Lessing's developing position on Christianity and reason, there emerges a fresh image of Lessing as a creative modern mind, who is both shaped by and gives shape to the Christian heritage. The first comprehensive study in English of Lessing's theological and philosophical thought, this book will appeal to all those interested in the history of modern theology, as well as specialists in the Enlightenment and the German romantic movement.
 

Cosa dicono le persone - Scrivi una recensione

Nessuna recensione trovata nei soliti posti.

Indice

INTRODUCTION
3
LESSING AND CHRISTIANITY
14
THE RELIGIOUS THOUGHT OF THE YOUNG LESSING
29
THE CONTROVERSY BETWEEN LESSING AND GOEZE
41
LESSINGS UGLY BROAD DITCH
56
NATHAN THE WISE AND LESSINGS IDEAL OF HUMANITY
72
LESSINGS BASIC THOUGHT IN The Education of the Human Race
89
LESSINGS SPINOZISM
117
CONCLUSION
140
Notes
147
Bibliography
187
Index
201
Copyright

Altre edizioni - Visualizza tutto

Parole e frasi comuni

Riferimenti a questo libro

Informazioni sull'autore (2002)

Born in Japan, Toshimasa Yasukata received a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He is now Professor of European Intellectual History at Seigakuin University in Saitama, Japan. Among his previous publications is Ernst Troeltsch: Systematic Theologian of Radical Historicality, which appeared in the American Academy of Religion's Academy Series. His current research centers on Sebastian Franck and panentheism.

Informazioni bibliografiche